Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

A Minnesota mother blames a background check mistake for ruining her reputation. The company that did Wosmek’s background check for the school district that she volunteered for said she’d committed criminal vehicular homicide. She says the company not only got it wrong but district employees spread the information for five months. “If I had gotten a letter at that point and been notified, I could have stopped it right then and there,” Wosmek said. One study found 600,000 Americans are denied a job each year based on a bad background check. Wosmek is now suing the school district and the background check company that made the mistake.

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