Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) during the background check process can be easily avoided with just a few simple steps. The most common issues that landed employer and hot water includes:
Failing to obtain the applicant’s written authorization prior to conducting the background check.
The authorization must be a standalone document and separate from the rest of the employment application.
Failing to implement an adverse action process when information obtained in a background investigation results in whole or in part in the rescinding of a job offer.
TABB will work with you to ensure that an FCRA compliant process is in effect and help your company avoid the potential for litigation. Is your background investigation process compliant? Contact us for an FCRA checkup.