Dear Consumer Ed: I just heard about a security hack that left my Social Security number out there. How can I protect myself?
Browse Questions: Employment
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?
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?
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?