KNOW YOUR RIGHTS on Employment BACKGROUND CHECKS
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- The 3 ways employers can learn about your past, and what kinds of information employers CAN and CAN’T consider about youWhat kinds of information employers can directly ask you about your criminal recordWhat information employers CAN’T ask you about your criminal recordWhen employers can ask about your criminal record, and the different rules for public and private employersWhat your rights are if an employer runs a background check on you through a private background check companyWhat your rights are if an employer decides not to hire you based on the results of a private background checkWhat your rights are if an employer runs an “in-house” background check on you How to correct errors in your “in-house” background check
This section explains the laws and your rights when an employer runs a background check on you for a job. It will explain what information an employer CAN and CANNOT see, ask about, and consider about your criminal record; and what information background check companies CAN and CANNOT report about you. It also explains how to correct background check errors, and what you can do if an employer or background check company violates the law.