Posted on : 10-03-2010 | By : Legal Information | In : Background Check, Legal Questions
I recently started a job through a staffing agency and on the third day at the job site, was told I had to leave because the staffing agency said I failed the criminal background check. I went to the KBI (Kansas B.I.) website and found no record for myself, as well as nothing on my DMV. The report that the staffing agency’s Background Check service sent me claimed I was arrested in 2003 for battery and served time. I’ve never been arrested for anything, so I dug into what was going on. Apparently there was someone with similar name and D.O.B. as myself with a criminal history, but obviously it wasn’t me. They are currently looking into my “dispute”, but I want to know what legal course of action I have for being falsely accused of a crime and being kicked off the job site until the matter is resolved because of it. So far I have only lost 4 days of work, but that adds up, not to mention everyone at that job now thinks I am a criminal.