Aug 02, 2018 - 01:56 AM
An employer cannot pursue a background check without your authorization. You must give written permission for anyone to investigate your background. This consent may be in the form of fine print on an application. Before your background check results come in, you may see a pending status on a hiring portal online or hear about it if you contact the employer to determine the status of your application.
If you want to determine whether anyone has viewed your credit history, you may request a credit report from the major reporting bureaus. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires bureaus to provide you with a free credit report at least once every twelve months. This can help you determine whether an employer is inquiring into your credit and financial background.