Browse Questions: Employment

Can employer refuse to hire me if I don't consent to a credit check?

December 19, 2013

Dear Consumer Ed: 

At a job interview I was asked if I would give my permission for the company to pull my credit report.  I know my credit is not very good, so I did not consent to this.  Now I'm concerned that refusing might cost me this job.  Can a company deny someone employment on this basis?

Arrest for a dismissed case still showing up on background check

June 20, 2013

Dear Consumer Ed: I was recently turned down for a job because of an arrest last year. The case was dismissed and my record was supposedly expunged. Why did it still show up on a background check, and how do I go about getting all of these records removed so it will not affect my future employment? 

Background Checks

December 26, 2012

Dear Consumer Ed: I was turned down for a job because my application responses did not match the background check.  I want to see what information came up on me. Where can I get ahold of the same background information that businesses pull?