Accurate Background specializes in providing background checks and employment screening to both large and small businesses. When employers are hiring, or are doing a routine check on all their employees, they will often hire third-party companies like Accurate Background for employment verification services. They are a legitimate background check company, and some of the better known companies that have used Accurate Background screening services include Amazon, Starbucks, Sephora, Ross, Crate & Barrel, and the Cheesecake Factory.
What appears in your Accurate Background check depends on the screening services that your potential or current employer chooses.
Available services include:
The processing time for your Accurate background check depends on a variety of factors, like how many services the employer requested, holidays and weekends, natural disasters etc. You can always check with your potential employer or contact Accurate Background.
Pre-employment background screening can be the deciding factor a company uses when making the decision to hire someone. With so much riding on your background check, it is important that all the information is accurate; however, many times due to human error or outdated information, you may find mistakes on your background check.
If you find errors on your background check provided by Accurate Background, it is important that you know your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) about False Employment Reports.
Be sure to contact Accurate Background and dispute errors immediately.
When disputing an error, explain how the information should accurately be reported. Accurate Background then has 30 days to look into the error and correct the mistake. If the error is not corrected or if your dispute is ignored, you may be able to sue them.
In a 2017 class action lawsuit filed against Starbucks, the plaintiff claims that the company rejected job applicants based on their consumer reports, without first providing them with a copy of the reports and notifying them of their rights, in violation of the FCRA.
The lead plaintiff claims his consumer report provided by Accurate Background contained criminal history of another person with a similar name, and this inaccurate information was what caused Starbucks to reject his employment candidacy. Days after the rejection, the plaintiff claimed he received a letter from Accurate Background on behalf of Starbucks containing a copy of his report. This is in violation of the FCRA since this copy should have been provided before any adverse action was taken.
If your Accurate Background report is inaccurate and kept you from getting a job or a promotion, you may be entitled to damages. The consumer protection attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. are here to help you fight back. Call us now at 1-877-735-8600 to get free legal help.