Florida Fair Credit Reporting Act Lawyers Handling FCRA Claims
Most people are unaware of the credit check standards employers must follow and our Tampa Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyers want you to know your rights. Many companies perform background and credit checks on prospective employees. They must follow a set of procedures to ensure that the background checks and related activities comply with federal and state laws. An individual who has been turned down for a job based on what was in his or her credit report may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that ran the report. The claim would be handled as a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
If you were turned down for a job based on what was in your credit report, talk to Feldman Williams, PLLC about your rights and options. Our employment law attorneys represent employees who have suffered adverse employment actions based upon violations of employment background checks. We can investigate the specific facts of your situation and determine whether a cause of action exists. Contact us today for a free initial assessment.
We Handle Class Action Lawsuits and Individual Claims
Your FCRA violation claim may be handled as a class action if a “class” of individuals has all been disqualified for employment. Our lawyers have knowledge of the laws that are designed to protect you, whether singularly or as part of a class of similarly affected individuals. While we are able to settle many cases, our skilled litigators prepare each case as if it will go to trial.
Some Questions to Consider When Exploring Your FCRA Claim
You have the right to challenge the results of a background check. Far too often, however, prospective employers fail to give individuals the chance to do so. They do not provide individuals with copies of their background reports and fail to issue the proper pre-adverse and adverse action notices required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. You should determine if the following applies to your situation:
- Did you give the company written authorization to conduct a background check on a form that contained no other language or information, and no release or waiver?
- Did you receive a pre-adverse action notice as well as an adverse action notice of your rights?
- Did you receive a copy of your background/credit report, and within 5 days of the notice of the denial of your application for employment or the adverse employment action?
Feldman Williams, PLLC files claims and lawsuits against companies of all sizes which unfairly and unlawfully use information obtained from a background check to exclude people from positions they applied for or who are subsequently terminated because of findings on a background check. We may be able to help you recover statutory damages, actual damages, attorney’s fees and even punitive damages.
Are You a Prospective Employee Who Suffered an Adverse Action During the Hiring Process?
Seek legal help from Feldman Williams, PLLC today. We handle FCRA violations in Florida, in Georgia and nationwide. We offer a free and confidential consultation to discuss how you have been wronged. Contact us online or call 877-946-8293 to speak to our Florida Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyers and get started.