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I recently heard that companies that perform the

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I recently heard that companies that perform the pre-employment background checks (CRA's) can no longer include the Social Trace results in the final report back to the end-user.
Is this correct and what is the exact reason that it is now not considered part of a Consumer Report?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  hrpro37 replied 11 months ago.


Thats for using JustAnswer. A candidate is entitled to view their entire consumer background report which does include any social security traces that were completed. Any potential employer has no reason to exclude certain aspects of the report.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Not the candidate, I am referring to the employer. I have read that employers (end-user) are now not allowed to receive the results from the Social Trace only now.

CRA's can run a Social Trace but only to be used on their end to match identifiers and find address history to know what courts to search for criminal records.

I wanted to know the reason why employers (end-user) cannot receive the social trace result any longer?

Expert:  Maverick replied 11 months ago.

Welcome! My name is Maverick. Please give me a few minutes to analyze and/or research your inquiry and I will be back.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Okay, thanks.

Expert:  Maverick replied 11 months ago.

I am not finding any law that states that an employer cannot use Social Trace any longer; only that the employer cannot use those results themselves to be the basis for any employment decisions or the taking any adverse action.

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