Maintaining a consistent dispute procedure is important to an employer, volunteer service or landlord’s compliance.
Ignoring the right of an applicant to dispute information contained on their report can result in penalties, fines and expensive defense litigation. As a prospective or current employer, volunteer service or landlord, certain obligations must be followed according to the FCRA. Those obligations related to the dispute process generally include:
Provide the applicant with a copy of the report when requested
Follow Adverse Action when a background check negatively influences your decision
Include a copy of the FCRA Summary of Rights
Allow applicants to dispute inaccuracies on their background check results