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I have a neighbor that asked another neighbor to run a background check on me is this legal? Do I have rights?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.
Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.
Generally, anyone can search public records for information about someone else without permission -- but not credit reports.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Even if they want a background to find out why I was fired from a job?
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.
if the background check is just for public records, it would be legal.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
When your let go from a job is that something that would be public record I would think that it would be confidential correct that isn't anything a neighbor should have the ability to get?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hello are you still here?
Expert:  Roger replied 8 months ago.
No, there's no public record of employment. Public records are going to include arrest reports, convictions, etc.

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