First Advantage Background Report Errors Lawyer
Looking For An Attorney to Sue the First Advantage Company? Our Skilled First Advantage Background Report Error Lawyers Are Here To Assist You
First Advantage operates a background report company (also known as a consumer reporting company) that is based in Georgia. It advertises that employers can “easily perform pre-employment background checks and background screening for employees, volunteers and residents,” and those employers can use the background checks to evaluate potential employees for jobs. First Advantage is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and it claims that it can search its National Criminal File database for millions of criminal records, including sex offender registry records from all 50 states. If First Advantage ran a background check on you that contained erroneous information, then you need the help of our First Advantage background report error lawyers.
What Employers Use First Advantage For Background Checks?
First Advantage has sold its background checks to employers across the country, including to Amazon, Federal Express, Hire Dynamics, Republic Services, Walmart, Alorica, Winn-Dixie, and Red Pony Logistics, among others. Its reports often include criminal records, education history, past employment verification, social media searches, credit information, licensing and credentialing information, and other personal information.
What Can Be Done About Errors In First Advantage Background Checks?
When First Advantage reports criminal records and other information to employers, it sometimes reports information that is inaccurate or information that is not allowed to be included in a report under federal law, including under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. For example, it sometimes reports information about arrests and charges that are more than seven years old, when that arrest and charge did not result in a conviction. This arrest and charge information must be excluded from a background check under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Other times, First Advantage will report a criminal record that belongs to someone with the same name as a candidate. That too may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act. When First Advantage reports this information in a background check, it can have harmful effects on employment candidates, including the loss of a job, the denial of a promotion, the denial of a raise, etc. Fortunately, when First Advantage reports this information to an employer, there are several avenues for individuals to fix those errors and to stand up for their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
How Can A Background Check Lawyer Help Fix An Error On A First Advantage Background Check?
If there is an error in your First Advantage background check, oftentimes the first step is to dispute the erroneous information with First Advantage. This often includes either a letter or a phone call to the First Advantage that explains the dispute. A First Advantage background report errors lawyer like Weiner & Sand LLC can help to ensure that the dispute contains all of the necessary information. Sometimes, however, a dispute is of no help because the job has already been lost or another adverse action has occurred. In those situations, lawyers like those at Weiner & Sand LLC can pursue damages in court against the background check company for the harm it has caused. Damages in cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act can include lost wages and emotional distress because of the errors, as well as other items. The lawyers at Weiner & Sand LLC have years of experience litigating FCRA cases against background check companies, including against First Advantage.
If you think you might have a background check issue, please request your consultation today with one of our friendly attorneys.