I was hired a year ago and not required to take a background check — nor was my job ever contingent on it. Someone sent an anonymous letter to my job alleging a criminal record, now my job wants to run a background check or face termination. Do I have any rights on this matter?
You cannot oppose a background check and the employer has every right to do one and use it to decide continued employment. You do, however, have a right to a copy. Of course, if you want to deny the employer the ability to run one you can do so by leaving your employment. Best of luck.
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