Can My Employer Check My Score?

Yes and No…

The potential employer must get your consent before checking your credit report.  The Credit Bureaus do not share your credit score with them but, a variation of your report showing what risk you represent.  They cannot see what a lending institution would see.

Below are the states that have laws on the books prohibiting

 

California                                                Maryland
Colorado                                                 Nevada
Connecticut                                            Oregon
Delaware                                                 Vermont
Hawaii                                                     Washington
Illinois

 

Some employers use your credit report to assess their risk in hiring you .  A history of negative public records or other derogatory marks could indicate to employers an applicant has a record of untrustworthiness and unsavory behavior.  Especially if you are applying to the fields of government or medical work or for jobs in accounting and financial matters, these hold a great deal of responsibility.

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