Background Reports

Whenever an employer uses a background investigation, check or credit report for employment purposes, employees and job applicants have certain rights when the reports come from third parties such as credit reporting agencies, private investigators, or criminal record databases. The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides for protections from adverse actions due to inaccurate information in background reports so that an employee has an opportunity to review and correct any inaccuracies in background reports before losing a job or prospective employment opportunity. Even accurate reports can form the basis for a claim if the employer failed to abide by your procedural rights or if the termination, non-hire or other adverse action, was because of an arrest or conviction record or garnishment action.

Wisconsin law also provides protections for discrimination based on arrest or conviction records.

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