In recent years, background checks have become commonplace when individuals here in Pennsylvania and around the country are seeking employment. However, there is a line that employers are not supposed to cross. Consumer protection laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) set forth certain guidelines for employers when they check an applicant's credit report.
The story of a woman's death earlier this year was shocking. The 35-year-old was killed when a man trying to repossess her vehicle ran her off of the road. Her SUV slammed into a tree as she was being chased by the man who was driving a tow truck.