Employers Should Share All Background Check Reports Before Revoking Job Offers

A federal judge ruled that an employer did not comply with requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it failed to send a rejected candidate a final background check report and required notices. Lemuel Wright argued that Lincoln Property Company violated the FCRA when it failed to provide him with time to contest a criminal background check and drug screening report before an adverse decision was taken. In addition, the plaintiff claimed he was not provided with a copy of the pertinent consumer report. The company decided to revoke the offer of employment based on his felony convictions that were included in both the preliminary and final reports, but the court denied their motion for summary judgment and concluded that a jury should resolve the dispute.

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