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Business Information Group, Inc. or BIG was founded in 1989, and is based in Pennsylvania. It is part of the Vertical Screen family of applicant screening companies and provides screening services exclusively to the financial services Industry. It boasts that it “has rapidly grown into the premier applicant screening services provider – serving many of the world’s largest financial services firms.”
BIG provides virtually every type of screening and background check. Its pre-employment offerings include nationwide local, state, and federal criminal searches, credit reports, education and employment verifications, health and drug screening, reference checks, and Social Security number tracing.
The company also offers new hire and post-employment screening. This includes identity and immigration status verifications, employee audits and monitoring, random drug testing, and risk and compliance checks. The company is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
Business Information Group
1105 Industrial Highway
Southampton, PA 18966
Whether you get hired or promoted often depends on the information learned from an employment background check. A background check can come in many shapes and sizes. It may be as simple as verifying your social security number. Or it may include a detailed report of your credit and criminal history, or even information gathered from interviews of your friends and neighbors about your character and reputation.
Whatever the scope of the background check, the FCRA sets strict standards for how employers and background check companies get consent for and conduct background checks, and what they can do with the information they find.
If a background check company like BIG fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you rights.
If you feel you have been harmed by this Background Check Agency, click 844-685-9200 ☎ NOW to call us or go ahead and fill out our Contact Form. We will fight for your rights. Our services are absolutely FREE to you.
What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?
You have a right to know if an employer will use information from a background check against you and an employer cannot obtain background check information without your express written consent.
A background check company cannot hand over your information to an employer unless the employer certifies that: (1) it has “clearly and conspicuously” disclosed to you in a separate document that it may obtain a background check; (2) you have authorized it to get the background check; and (3) it will provide you with advance notice of any adverse action based in any part on the background check report, a copy of the report, and a summary of your rights under the FCRA.
Your Right to a Mistake Free and Legally-Compliant Report From Business Information Group – BIG
A background check company must take reasonable steps to ensure its report is as accurate as possible.
The FCRA also puts limits on the negative information a background check report can include. A report cannot list civil suits, judgments, arrest records, paid tax liens, accounts in collection or most other negative information (except criminal convictions) after 7 years, or bankruptcies after 10 years. It also cannot list expunged convictions
Your Right to Dispute Dispositions and Discrepancies on an unfair Business Information Group – BIG Report
If you don’t get a job because of information in a background check report, you are entitled to a copy of the report. You also have the right to dispute the report if it has errors or includes information it shouldn’t.
If you dispute report, the background check company must investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.
If you lost out on a job or promotion because a Business Information Group background check report included inaccurate or illegal information, you may be able to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you will may be entitled to your actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Hardworking people just like you who lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair Business information Group employment background check report have already sued the company for FCRA violations. Justia lists at least 6 federal civil lawsuits against Business Information Group,all of which allege violations of the FCRA due to improper employment screening reports.
For example, on August 27, 2017, a consumer sued Business Information Group inthe federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia for violating the FCRA in connection with an employment background check and that he lost employment opportunities and suffered emotional distress, reputational harm and other damages. The complainant alleged that he applied for a job with First Republic Bank and his eligibility for hire was subject to a background check. BIG prepared the background check but failed to use reasonable procedures to ensure the maximum accuracy possible of the report as the FCRA requires. According to the complainant, Business Information Group falsely listed a state tax lien even though the lien had been filed in error, vacated and withdrawn by a notice in the file and the taxing authority had notified the credit reporting agencies of the fact that it was vacated and withdrawn. BIG’s report also stated falsely that the complainant owed collections on an account re “ATT” when the complainant had no such debt. Due to the false and inaccurate information in the BIG report, First Republic Bank told the complainant he was ineligible for hire and denied him employment.
This is just one of at least 6 federal civil FCRA lawsuits filed against Business Information Group. Most of those lawsuits allege that Business Information Group did not take reasonable steps to verify credit, debt or criminal background information and caused them to lose job opportunities. Some complainants filed their lawsuits as class action complaints, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated people.
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