Someone Else's Conviction on My Berrien County Background Check
Many employers in Berrien County now investigate new employment candidates and current employees before making any employment decisions.
To do this, employers use background checks from credit reporting agencies to review criminal histories and records of past employment. These background checks often contain information about another person, expunged convictions or other misleading information. These common background check errors can result in lost job opportunities or terminations. If you have been the subject of a false background check in Berrien County, the Fair Credit Reporting Act may provide you with the right to compensation.Correcting Your Background Check
The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides victims of false background checks and misuse of these reports with a right to request corrections of false information and the ability to seek compensation for any harm to you income. Additionally, consumers who bring successful cases in Berrien County have their fees paid by the other side. Lyngklip & Associates won't charge you a fee unless we are able to recover for you. And in most cases, claim settlements include the correction of any errors in background reports.Common Cases
You may have a case under the Fair Credit Reporting Act if you notice the following things on your background report:
- Another person's background information.
- False or incorrect conviction information.
- Misdemeanors listed as a felony.
- Reporting of criminal charges that were dropped in a plea deal.
- Misstating nature of the court proceedings.
- Convictions that have been expunged or vacated.
- Arrests that are more than 7 years old.
You may also have a case if you have experienced the following procedural incidents:
- Your employer did not get your written permission before obtaining a background check on you.
- You were fired from your job based on your criminal history but were not given a copy of your background report.
- You were not given a copy of your background report before any adverse action was taken.
There was adverse information found on your background report in Berrien County and you were not notified at the same time your employer was notified.How Much Are Your Fees?
We only charge a fee if we are able to recover for you, and The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires the other side to pay your attorney's fees if you win. You pay nothing up front and we take our fee from the other side.Follow Up and Monitoring
After your case is done, we will help you to regularly check and monitor your background checks with free annual reviews of your Berrien County background checks and credit reports to insure that you stay free of false conviction information.Work with a Michigan Background Check
If you have been the subject of a false criminal background check, you may have be able to seek correction of your report and compensation for any lost wages. Our firm can help. For more than 20 years, the law firm of Lyngklip & Associates has represented victims of false background checks and credit reports and been a resource for Berrien County consumers who need the help of an experience lawyer.
To learn more or to schedule a free initial consultation with a Michigan background check lawyer, contact our law firm today or call (248) 208-8864.