Sterling Background Report Errors Lawyer
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Who Is Sterling?
Sterling is a consumer reporting agency (also known as a background check company) that has operated for more than 40 years and that has its global headquarters in New York, New York. Sterling advertises that it runs more than 80 million background checks each year. According to Sterling, employers can obtain information about employment candidates relating to civil court records, criminal backgrounds, sex offender searches, credit information, global checks, motor vehicle records, sanctions, risk and compliance records, social media searches, and social security number traces. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). If Sterling ran a background check on you that contained erroneous information and cost you a job, then you need the help of our Sterling background report error lawyers.
What Employers Use Sterling For Background Checks?
Sterling claims that more than 50% of Fortune 100 companies chose Sterling, and more than 40,000 clients around the world have obtained background checks from it to hire, onboard, and monitor employees. Sterling’s background report clients have included employers across the country, including to Belk, Allied Universal, NetApp, TeleTech, Silverline by Anderson, Lego, ISGN Solutions, Manpower, W.W. Grainger, Kimberly-Clark, UniFirst, HunterDouglas, Crocs, Siemens, Crunch Fitness, Southeastern Grocers, and many others.
What Can Be Done About Errors In Sterling Background Checks?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the federal law that governs employment background checks. When Sterling reports information in an employment background check that is inaccurate or that it is not allowed to report under federal law, its actions sometimes give rise to legal claims. For example, Sterling sometimes reports convictions in employment background reports when those convictions have been expunged. Sometimes it reports criminal records that belong to someone with the same name as the subject of the background check. And sometimes it reports guilty dispositions when the charge resulted in a dismissal. In these instances, and in many other situations, Sterling’s reporting can have significant effects on employment candidates, including the loss of a job, the denial of a promotion, or some other employment action. When Sterling reports this inaccurate information, there are several avenues available to individuals to correct the errors and to stand up for their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
How Can A Background Check Lawyer Help To Fix An Error On A Sterling Background Check?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides for several possibilities if there is an error in your Sterling background check. Section 1681i of Fair Credit Reporting allows individuals to dispute inaccurate information in an employment background check. Thus, sometimes the first step is to send a dispute to Sterling. A Sterling background report errors lawyer like Weiner & Sand LLC can help to ensure that the dispute contains all of the necessary information. In addition to a dispute, the Fair Credit Reporting Act allows individuals to pursue legal claims against Sterling. Oftentimes, lawsuits are necessary because a job has been lost and a dispute will not help. In those situations, lawyers like those at Weiner & Sand LLC can pursue damages in court against Sterling for the damages it has caused. Damages in cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act can include lost wages and emotional distress, as well as other items. The lawyers at Weiner & Sand LLC have years of experience litigating FCRA cases against background check companies, including against Sterling.
If you think you might have a background check issue involving Sterling, please request your consultation today with one of our friendly attorneys.