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A job was denied because of a failed background check when there was actually nothing on the background report.

Austin, TX |

We requested the background check report and it had nothing on it. Do we have any further legal recourse other than the apology we have received? Thanks for your help.

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Employers have the right to hire, or not hire, for any reason except illegal discrimination. They owed you no right to hire you regardless of the reason.

Although I have answered the question to try to help you, you should consult with a lawyer in your area in person on the matter. In addition, my answer does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us.

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The reason given for not offering the job was a failed background check when that was not true.

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To clarify - the job was offered, and then the offer rescinded based on the failed background check.

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