Posts Tagged: pre-adverse action notice

What is Adverse Action Under the FCRA?

What happens when a background check on an applicant or employee uncovers something that would negatively impact that person’s employment? Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer must take specific steps before and after you can take an ‘adverse action’ based on the report. Let’s back up and look at two key definitions:… Read more »

5 Questions to Test Your FCRA Adverse Action Smarts

Are you up to speed on adverse action? HR and hiring managers need to understand the rules and requirements of the adverse action process in order to maintain a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and avoids unintended discrimination. We put together a few questions to check your knowledge and keep you sharp. Start… Read more »

10 FCRA Adverse Action Dos and Don’ts

When you’re considering denying employment as a result of a background check, your adverse action process takes over. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers follow a process that begins before a final decision is made. Its intent is to protect candidates and employees from unfair employment-related decisions. To help you, here… Read more »