Companies Settle for Failing to Provide Adverse Action Notice
August 14, 2009
Two companies have agreed to pay $77,000 in civil penalties for failure to provide pre-adverse and adverse action notification to job applicants and existing employees that were either not hired or terminated due to information contained on their background checks.
- provide the subject of the background check a copy of their report
- tell the candidate the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) that provided the report
- inform the candidate that the CRA did not make the hiring/firing decision
- notify the candidate of their right to a free copy of the report and their ability to dispute the findings
See links below for examples of compliant Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Letters: