In 2016, SterlingBackcheck and TalentWise announced a merger to form the world’s largest background screening company, Sterling Talent Solutions. It provides background checks and pre-employment screening services to employers in several industries like education, government agencies, healthcare, staffing and volunteering.
During the hiring process, employers will use third party services like Sterling Talent Solutions to get a background check on an applicant. These reports look into the applicant’s criminal history, driving records, employment and education verification, credit history, and drug and health screening.
Sterling Talent Solutions is notably known as Lyft’s background check company. When someone applies to be a Lyft driver, Lyft will hire Sterling Talent Solutions to look into the applicant’s background before approving or denying the application. A Lyft background check will include the driver’s criminal history and driving record to ensure that Lyft’s drivers are safe, responsible and trustworthy.
To drive for Lyft, your DMV driving record must meet the following criteria:
Were you denied employment after your Lyft background check? You have the right to view a free copy of your file and confirm that all of the reported information is accurate.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that an employment report meets the standard of maximum possible accuracy. Background check companies like Sterling Talent Solutions are expected to keep their databases accurate and up-to-date.
Unfortunately, background checks can contain an error due to outdated databases or inefficient profile matching. Many consumers have found that their records matched with criminals’ because only similar names and birthdates were used as the criteria.
If there is a mistake on your Sterling Talent Solutions background check, you have the right to dispute the error to have it corrected or removed. Additionally, there are many types of errors that don’t even require a dispute. If the error cost you a job opportunity, you may be entitled to additional damages. Learn how to get free legal help today.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you must be notified if a consumer report contains negative information about you or if you have been denied a job opportunity because of information on your consumer report. You have the right to view a free copy of your file to ensure that the report is accurate.
If there is an error in your Sterling Talent Solutions background check review, you can write a dispute letter and send it to the address below. You can also dispute over the phone or online. After filing the dispute, Sterling Talent Solutions then has 30 days to investigate your record and prove that the information was wrong.
In 2014, three class action lawsuits by the Legal Action Center and Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. against Sterling Talent Solutions (then Sterling Infosystems) and other background screening companies. These companies violated the federal and state laws for proper background screening processes.
If your Sterling background check complaints are unresolved or ignored after 30 days, you have the right to sue Sterling Talent Solutions. The consumer protection attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. are ready to help you fight back against Sterling Talent Solutions. Fill out a free case review form or call us at 1-877-735-8600 today to get started!