The Work Number is a subsidiary of Equifax, one of the big three (along with TransUnion and Experian) consumer reporting agencies – also known as credit bureaus. The company collects data from payroll companies and delivers the information to employers and government agencies. For example, the government might use the information The Work Number provides might be used to collect back child support or to determine if someone eligible for social services. Private entities could use the information to determine whether or not a person is eligible for a loan or as a way to check the work history of a job applicant.
The Work Number
3470 Rider Trail South, Suite 337
Earth City, MO 63045
Phone Number: 866-604-6570
Understanding Your Employment Screening Rights
It’s understandable that a potential employer would want to know about your work history. After all, they need to ensure that you have the experience you claim and the skills you need in order to do the job. Many employers believe that they also need information about an applicant’s credit history in order to gauge whether or not the person is qualified. Since the Great Recession in 2008, several states have pushed back, limiting an employer’s right to make hiring decisions based on credit history.
Potential employees can be harmed by background checks in several ways. For example, if an employer makes a decision based on erroneous information, the applicant can lose the job opportunity. If that happens, the employer is required to provide the applicant with a copy of the background check. The employee can dispute misinformation, but the harm may have already been done.
Companies that furnish information for background checks can be held liable for misinformation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Consumers can sue in federal court, and can be awarded up to $1,000 in statutory damages, along with actual damages.
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