The Fair Credit Reporting Act

For Employers / Users of Consumer Reports

For Job Applicants

For more information about the rights of a job applicant, visit: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employees.cfm

TABB INC. implemented a proactive approach to FCRA compliance that includes specific processes and procedures to protect the rights of candidates who apply for employment. The links below provide additional information about the candidate’s rights and the employer’s obligations under the FCRA.

If an employer utilizes a third party to conduct pre-employment background investigations, the employer must:

  • Obtain the applicant’s authorization
  • Provide a copy of "A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA" to the applicant.
  • Provide the name, address and telephone number of the company that will conduct the background investigation. This company must provide a copy of the report they create to an applicant upon written request.
  • The employer must provide written or verbal communication to you (Pre-Adverse Action Notice) if the employer intends to deny an employment opportunity, in whole or in part, due to information contained in a background investigation. The employer must provide a copy of the background investigation report to you with the Pre-Adverse Action Notice.
  • The employer must provide an opportunity for you dispute information contained in the background investigation that you believe is inaccurate.
  • The background investigation company must reinvestigate information that is disputed by an applicant and submit a revised report to the employer.
  • You have a right to a free copy of the background investigation report whether or not you are denied employment.

















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