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New York Background Check Error Attorney

Protecting Your Professional Reputation

Background checks are increasingly used by employers when making hiring decisions and landlords use them to make sure they are renting to trustworthy people. Unfortunately, errors occur in the background check process, which can restrict access to employment and housing. If you need an attorney for background check errors in New York, call Mallon Consumer Law Group, PLLC.

Are you the victim of a background check error? Call (646) 588-1301 to speak with an attorney.

Consequences of Background Check Errors

Errors in background check information can have serious consequences. Many professions now require background checks as a condition of employment. When a background check shows an erroneous felony conviction or credit problem, the offer of employment is often rescinded. This results in significant monetary loss and lost opportunities for career advancement. The law offers protection to victims of background check errors.

Legal Protections for Victims

Employers and background check companies are required to protect people from being unfairly denied employment or access to housing. The companies are required by consumer protection laws to have procedures in place to ensure the maximum possible accuracy of the information supplied in their reports. When an employer or background check company fails to abide by regulatory requirements, you may able to seek compensation.

It may be possible to seek monetary damages to compensate you for:

  • Punitive damages when the company acted intentionally or recklessly
  • Lost employment opportunities
  • Reasonable attorney’s fees
  • Lost housing opportunities
  • Emotional suffering

Each case is unique, so it is important to get the advice of a consumer protection lawyer to learn how laws regarding background check errors apply to your situation. We offer a free consultation in our New York office, so you can have an attorney evaluate your case and get your questions answered.

Get the legal advice you need in a free consultation. Call our firm today at (646) 588-1301 for an appointment.

What Makes Mallon Consumer Law Group, PLLC

Qualified to Handle Your Case?
  • You Get the Attorney You Hire

    Your case will not get passed down to a paralegal. Our attorneys see their assigned cases through to the end.

  • No Fees Before
    Finding a Resolve

    Mallon Consumer Law Group, PLLC does not ask for payment pre-settlement. Reaching a resolution first is our top focus.

  • Free & Confidential Consultations

    During your case evaluation with us, we will discuss the options available to you and advise you on next steps to take.

  • Nearly Two Decades
    of Experience

    Leaning on our firm's trusted insight through your case can steer your legal matters in the right direction.

Seasoned Consumer Litigation You & Your Family Can Bank On

If you are dealing with complex legal matters relating to background check errors, credit report issues, debt collection harassment, identity theft, student loan assistance, telemarketer harassment, or in need of debt defense, Mallon Consumer Law Group, PLLC can help.

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