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Mar21

Background check – copy to applicant

Is an Employer legally required to provide a copy of background check results to a candidate, if asked? (Ohio)

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates not only credit reports and how they are used, but also any other background reports such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a consumer reporting agency. The FRCA requires that employers provide a copy of the report before taking any adverse action against an applicant, if the information in the report is the reason for the adverse action.

The FRCA does not specifically address whether or not an employer is required to give a copy of the background check results to applicants who are hired, but you are always free to do so. Or you may provide successful applicants with the contact information for the consumer reporting agency used, and they can obtain a report for themselves.

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