You have the right to Challenge and in some cases Clear your background check of old or even inaccurate information contained in your results. Do not let youthful indiscretions or faulty information keep you from getting ahead. Expunge old data from your record now!
Our Section on under Expungement contains a list to Each of the 50 States and their policies and forms that could possibly remove unwanted data from being found during a background check.
Other services from Companies like Reputation Defender, might be able to clean or protect online information that you may want *hidden* or *removed* from public view.
If you have been denied a position based on the contents of your Background Check, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandates that the employer follow a multi-step process including:
Before the decision is made you should receive a written notice that the employer is considering making a negative hiring decision, a copy of the background report that the employer is using to make the decision, and a Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act“.
The employer must wait a “reasonable period of time” for you to receive and review the notification and notify the employer that you intend to dispute the information in the background report.
If the employer still intends to make the decision final, the employer must send the applicant a Notice of Adverse Action informing the applicant that the employer has made a final decision, along with another copy of the “A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” document. The content of this second notification are also defined by the regulation.