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  1. #1
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    Default Credit Check By Employer

    My on the job injury has gotten worse, and IME doctor recommended more surgery. My doctor agreed, so on Feb 3, 2012 they put me back on ttd. I found out that on Feb 14 they did a credit check on me and the reason on the report was new employment, but on Feb 24 they fired me. My question is can they do a credit check without my permission.

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    Default Re: Credit Check

    I found out that on Feb 14 they did a credit check on me and the reason on the report was new employment,
    Not really enough info here.
    When you apply for a job, there is generally a provision in the application process whereby you agree to whatever background checks the ER deems necessary... including but not limited to a credit check. "New employment" is a valid reason for background/credit inquiry.

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    Default Re: Credit Check

    I have been working for them for 5 years now, they put me on ttd Feb 3. Why do they need a credit check under new employment if I have been there for 5 years.

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    Default Re: Credit Check

    Who knows... ER's do all kinds of things EE's don't always know about.
    Why not contact HR and ask why the credit inquiry?

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    Default Re: Credit Check

    They may have fired you bc you are on comp. Or over age 40, if you are. Suggest you talk to an "employment lawyer." Maybe you can file a richly deserved law suit against this employer.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney at Law

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