How do I sue a company that provided false information on my background check?

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How do I sue a company that provided false information on my background check?

A company did a background check for employment and, the used background check co. returned information for criminal charges that were for a different person that used my name as an alias but, was in fact charged under their name. Employment was rescinded due to the known false information. Can I sue the background check company due to report clearly has the charged individual name and not mine? Can I sue the employment company for rescinding the employment offer before I had the background check papers?

Asked on June 4, 2012 under General Practice, Michigan

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. In order to ascertain whether or not there is a factual and legal basis for bringing a legal action against the company that provided the false information with respect to your background check for defamation and negligence, you should consult with an attorney that practices in the area of personal injury law.

From what you have written, you may have the facts to bring a legal action against the company that does background checks for all damages you may have suffered including lost income. Whether you prevail in the end is an unknown at this point in time.


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