Errors in the Checkr report worth a job or a promotion?
Applying for a job is stressful enough, but when you know a background check will be initiated, the situation can become a nail-biter. Then again, you know your credit and employment history are golden. You know you are extremely qualified for the skills needed, and you have no skeletons in your closet – or do you?
Unknown to you, a background check report by Checkr could have contributed to that coveted job or promotion that was given to someone else. You might be wondering, “How could this be?” If truth be known, background check agencies make plenty of mistakes. When they violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), those affected by those mistakes have a right to sue.
Lives can be turned upside down due to damaging information included on background check reports – false information that should never have been there. This is where Consumer Attorneys can assist with ensuring claimants receive justice as well as maximized financial compensations.
Checkr has been 'Checkmated' by Lawsuits
As a background check company, Checkr generates a whopping 1.5 million background checks every month for employers within manufacturing, healthcare, retail arenas, and other industries whose hiring personnel desire pre-employment screening. That’s impressive. What is not impressive is the fact Checkr continues to deal with a growing number of lawsuits surrounding their error-filled background check reports that have cost people their livelihoods, including Uber and Lyft drivers.
Case in point: A Checkr background check report indicated that an Uber driver was falsely accused of driving with no license. The truth was the Uber driver received a ticket, years prior, for not having her valid license in her possession when she wasn’t on the job. Due to Checkr's inaccurate information, she was suspended.
Lawyers involved in the barrage of lawsuits related to Checkr have stated Checkr has a record of not correcting issues in a timely or permanent manner, thereby, causing financial challenges for those who have been unfairly targeted as questionable employees and were never hired or were terminated.
Let's Right the Wrong!
If you feel an employer has taken adverse action against you due to information on a Checkr background check report, be aware employers must follow strict protocols. He or she is required to:
- Give you a copy of the report – was that done?
- Give you the contact information for Checkr – was that done?
- Give you a summary of your rights under the FCRA – was that done?
If the employer fails to provide this information, you may have a legal case against the employer as well as Checkr. Any qualifying damages could be significant.
You can dispute errors with Checkr by:
- Visiting www.Checkr.com
- Calling 844-224-3257
- Writing Checkr at One Montgomery Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94104
If you were denied a job, lost a job, or dealt with a job delay due to mistakes on your Checkr background check, you can exercise your rights under the FCRA. If you file a complaint regarding incorrect criminal history, outdated information, or mixed files, Checkr has 30 days to investigate and prove the information they have is correct. Otherwise, they must remove the errors.
The number of lawsuits brought under the FCRA has more than doubled since 2009. Toward the end of 2019, FCRA litigation had reached an unprecedented level, and it continues to rise. Many cases that are brought on via a class basis have generated multi-million-dollar settlements.
The FCRA is Your Legal Shield!
The FCRA protects consumers' rights in a number of ways. In regard to background check reports, the FCRA gives consumers the right to:
- Obtain a copy of their background check reports.
- Determine who can view their files.
- Know when a report is being used against them.
- Dispute consumer reporting agencies regarding one or more errors on their reports and have those errors resolved.
- Receive punitive and/or statutory damages when consumer reporting agencies and/or their furnishers have demonstrated intentional negligence by not properly addressing report error disputes.
Consumer Attorneys Is Ready to Help You!
With Consumer Attorneys, you pay no out-of-pocket fees. Our attorneys protect consumers' rights nationwide and receive a fee only if they win on your behalf!
If you feel you have a valid claim against Checkr, do not hesitate to contact us! We're here to listen to the details of your claim and advise you on the next step forward.
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