Certiphi Screening Background Check – Dispute False Info or Errors

Unfair Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights
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Certiphi Screening Inc is one of numerous employment background check agencies you’re likely to face during your job search. Find out who they are, what they do, and what rights you have under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

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What is Certiphi Screening ?

Certiphi Screening, Inc. is part of the Vertical Screen family of companies founded in 1989, and is based in Pennsylvania. Certiphi works exclusively with healthcare organizations and boasts that it has “rapidly grown into the healthcare industry’s premier applicant screening services provider – serving many of the world’s largest organizations.” According to the company, it uses “industry-specific knowledge and experience to simplify compliance risk” and to “provide accurate, reliable data that is relentlessly accountable…”

Certiphi provides virtually every type of screening and background check by using the applicant’s name, birth date and social security number including:

  • Sex offender registry
  • County, state, national, and federal criminal checks
  • County and federal civil checks
  • Global Watchlist Search
  • Driving records
  • National and international employment and education checks
  • Personal and professional references
  • Drug checks
  • Credit checks
  • 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).

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Were You Harmed By False Information or Errors In Your Certiphi Screening Report?

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 Certiphi Screening fails to meet those standards, the FCRA gives you rights.

Common Mistakes On Employee Background Checks:

Background checks are susceptible to errors. Individuals who handle public and private data about you can make mistakes and computer systems can also fail to to be accurate. Here are some of the most common causes for inaccurate info showing on your report:

  1. Wrong or incomplete data in original documents
  2. Typos such as number transposition
  3. Copying, filing, and search mistakes
  4. File corruption in computer system
  5. Duplicate information
  6. Outdated negative information
  7. Mistaken identity
  8. Identity theft

What are my Background Check Disclosure and Consent Rights?

A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA

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.

You Received A Pre-Adverse Action Notice From A Potential Employer. What Are Your Legal Rights?

By law, anyone who uses the information in a background check report to screen job applicants must let any applicant know when they didn’t get the based on the information in the report.

This means you have a right to see what is in the background check. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may also be able to sue the company that requested the background check and rejected your application, or the company that issued the background check report

Your Right to a Mistake Free and Legally-Compliant Report From Certiphi Screening

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

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Your Right to Dispute Dispositions and Discrepancies on an Unfair Report from Certiphi Screening

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 a report, the background check company must investigate and correct any errors within 30 days.

Actual Complaints Against Certiphi Screening

If you lost out on a job or promotion because a background check report included inaccurate or illegal information, you may be able to sue in federal court. If you sue and win, you may be entitled to your actual damages or statutory damages up to $1,000, plus punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

Actual Complaints

Hardworking people just like you who lost job opportunities due to an inaccurate or unfair employment background check reports have already sued companies like Certiphi Screening for FCRA violations.

Many of those lawsuits allege that the background check companies did not take reasonable steps to verify criminal background information and, as a result, falsely listed felony convictions, including expunged, outdated, or incorrect information, or misidentified the subject of the report. Some complaints allege that background check reports contained inaccurate educational, work, driving, credit or other personal information that the background check company was not responsive or did not properly handle disputes about inaccurate information. Some complainants have filed their lawsuits as class action complaints, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated people.

Contact Information

Certiphi Screening, Inc.
251 Veterans Way
Warminster PA 18974
Phone: 888-260-1370
Website: https://www.certiphi.com/

Ready to Assert Your FCRA Rights?

Fired or Not Hired Because of a Certiphi Screening Background Check? If so, you’re in the right place.

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● We’ve helped more than 25,000 consumers recover more than $50 million.
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● We care because we know what it’s like to lose out on a job because a faceless company didn’t follow the law.
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2 COMMENTS
  • BOB

    CERTIPHI IS TERRIBLE! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH! THEY TAKE FOREVER TO GET THEIR BACKGROUNDS BACK AND THEY CLAIM THEY DO NOT RECEIVE VERIFICATIONS WHEN VERIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN SENT. HALF THE TIME I HAVE TO CALL AND VERIFY BECAUSE CERTIPHI IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING IT.

  • Juliette S

    Recently lost out on a job opportunity due to Certiphi, using a dismissed charge against me as well as a loitering charge and also showing the original charge that was dropped down cause I wasn’t guilty of that. I also find the place of employment did not send me documentation of reason for not being hired as well.

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