Someone Else’s Criminal Record On Background Report Lawyer
Is Someone Else’s Criminal Record On Your Background Report? Our Atlanta, Georgia Lawyers Are Here To Help You
If you’ve applied for a job and been denied because someone else’s criminal record is appearing on your employment background report, then you might be the victim of a mixed file. A mixed file occurs when an employment background reporting company includes someone else’s felonies, misdemeanors, and other infractions on your background report. Most often, this occurs because the other individual has the same name as you or a name that is very similar. Your name might be, for example, Steve Adam Johnson, but your employment background check might include felony convictions for Steve Paul Johnson. If this happens, you need the help of our someone else’s criminal record on background report lawyers.
Employment Background Check Lawyers Can Work To Correct Mixed Files And Sometimes Obtain Damages
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the federal law that governs employment background checks. When someone is the victim of a mixed file, federal law provides for a number of ways to deal with the issue. First, employees and applicants have the right to dispute inaccurate information with employment background check companies. Once a dispute is initiated, the employment background check company must investigate and correct any inaccurate information. Second, employees and applicants have the right to file lawsuits for damages caused by employment background check companies. Someone else’s criminal record on background report lawyers, like those at Weiner & Sand LLC, have filed thousands of lawsuits to obtain damages from background check companies because mixed information in employment background reports.
Employment Background Check Companies Will Pay Your Attorneys’ Fees If And When You Are Successful In A Lawsuit
It is sometimes difficult to pursue a lawsuit when you are the victim of a mixed file because you just lost a job and you don’t have the income to pay for an attorney. Fortunately, the Fair Credit Reporting Act provides for your attorneys’ fees to be paid by the employment background check company if and when you are successful in your mixed file claims. For this reason, Weiner & Sand LLC typically represents background check clients on a contingency fee basis and does not charge any attorneys’ fees unless and until our client obtains a recovery. Weiner & Sand LLC has handled mixed file cases for about 20 years, so feel free to reach out if there is information on your employment background check that you do not recognize. Our experienced someone else’s criminal record on background report lawyers offer free case consultations and can be reached by phone or by filling out our convenient online form.