i found out that a girl that does backround checks as her employment...did a backroundcheck on me and a friend of mine...out of jealousy. sounds juvenile..as i am 41 years old and so is she i think. i dont even know her except from my friends sons basketball games. is this legal. Being that just because she does this as her job? i feel violated. she knows where all i lived. her boyfriend told us. i feel her employer should know she does this and its scary to know that if she is this jealous..what she could do to me or my child!!!
State/Country relating to Question: Kentucky
I am sorry for your situation. However, anyone can do a background check on anyone else. Executing a background check merely means contacting a company that does an aggregate search on your public records. Therefore, no law has been breached criminally or in Tort, since all she did was technically look up public records. You can send her a Cease and Desist letter from an attorney asking to her to stay away and can get a restraining order if she is stalking you, or threatening you or your family, but simply doing the background check itself is not illicit, per se.For more on restraining orders, please see here:http://www.womenslaw.org/laws_state_type.php?statelaw_name=Restraining%20Orders&state_code=KYWhile the legal system tries to be inclusive of every possibility, sometimes people are morally wronged but have limited avenues to seek relief. Please understand that this is not the expert’s fault. I am sure that you prefer that I tell you the truth rather than tell you what you want to hear. Please do not “shoot the messenger.” This medium of communication may not always effectively express emotion but do know that I understand that this may not be easy to hear and I empathize.I hope you found my answer helpful, and if so please do not forget to click ACCEPT. This is the only way for me to get credit for my work – I receive no credit for my time with you unless you actually press ACCEPT, even if you already have a subscription. If you need more information, please use the REPLY button and I’d be more than happy to answer to your satisfaction. There is no fee for follow up questions before or after accepting, if we continue the conversation. If you feel that I went an extra step to help you, a bonus in the form of another accept or an “add on” (available after you accept) is truly appreciated.
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