Q: Can an employer run a background check without consent after they extended the offer and was accepted
The county courthouse extended an offer tonme and I accepted. When I went to HR after the interview they gave me my benefit information then said No background check would be needed only a drug test. Then they called me and told me the retract the offer due to my background. I never consented to this check and I had already accepted the position
A: I don't believe you would have a claim because anyone can run a background check on anyone else --they only need permission if its to get the medical records. But I suggest you contact a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice who handles employment issues for a free consult.
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