Contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if you suspect the background check was used in a discriminatory way.
It is discrimination to make a hiring decision based on race, national origin, sex, religion, disability, genetic information, and age (for candidates 40 or older).
Why do employers want to check your background or even your credit? For instance, if government security clearances are required for the job you are interviewing for, an employment background check may be required.
For positions involving accounting or financial responsibilities, credit reports can provide insight into how financially dependable you are.
And, employers cannot use background information to discriminate.Drug and Alcohol Tests There are several types of drugs and alcohol tests that candidates for employment may be asked to take.Hiring can be contingent upon passing pre-employment drug tests and screenings.Many employers conduct background and reference checks during the hiring process, prior to offering a candidate the job.However, in some cases, a job offer may be contingent upon the results of the background check.For instance, perhaps something that turns up in your background check is incorrect—having access to the report will allow you to get in touch with the necessary organizations and agencies to correct the error.