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Old 12-02-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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My Ds delights in calling CPS with false claims about both dh and me. this has gone on for several years. all cases have been ruled out.


That's a whole other issue, but what my concern here is, could those CPS reports show up in a background check? right about when DS decided to play his little game, dh got laid off. it was part of a company-wide layoff, so its hard to draw any connections.

However, he looked for almost 4 years for another job with no luck except PT and contract jobs. He got interviews, second interviews, severalcompanies were very interested in him. then, nothing. They wouldn't conduct a background check until the last step, right? So, it seems to me something showed up in the background check that put them off. DH hasn't any criminal record, not even a parking ticket.

Please don't say ask an attorney, we can't afford one. Oh, BTW, dh does have a decent job now, but that is in another state.

So, I wonder if those CPS investigations show up? BTW, with CPS the "suspect' is kept in the dark of any allegations to protect the "outcryer" so it looks like we would be the last to know, anyways. There's been about 15 CPS cases against us, all filed by DS or on his behalf due to things he's said. I wonder if that's what's holding dh back from a decent job and how we could handle that?
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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No, child protective services agencies do not disclose unsubstantiated investigations, pending investigations or allegations.

You are correct that most employers wait until they have chosen their final applicants before conducting background checks. They are expensive, and the resulting information that they receive has to be stored or destroyed properly, which is a liability for employers, so they try to minimize the amount of information they receive to only that which is essential.

Even when employers do perform background checks, there's no guarantee that they checked criminal records. A 'background' check can mean anything. Most employers don't do more than just social security number, employment and education history. A more thorough check might include a credit report and local county criminal database. Few employers will check all the neighboring counties and states and federal--it's just too expensive and time consuming and usually not fruitful.

However if an employer turns up information that is used to eliminate an applicant from consideration, they are required by law to tell the applicant, and disclose which agency or organization disclosed that information. Do employers do this? Probably a lot don't--if the information they uncovered turned out to be false, they could be liable, so they'll identify another reason. But at the same time, rarely does a hiring decision come down to only one reason associated with a background check. Usually there are other reasons too, such as personality, experience, desired salary, etc.

Given the economy over the past few years, it's far more likely that your husband simply encountered the problem that millions have--stiff competition from too many people looking for work. If you are extremely concerned about what employers might find in a background check, there's a company called Allison & Taylor that will perform a check for you, posing as a potential employer, and report back to you their findings. They can also assist you in writing 'cease and desist' letters to any employers or other entities who are reporting false information. Of course these services aren't free. The background check is $100 but if you are very concerned, it may be money well spent.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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No, child protective services agencies do not disclose unsubstantiated investigations, pending investigations or allegations.

You are correct that most employers wait until they have chosen their final applicants before conducting background checks. They are expensive, and the resulting information that they receive has to be stored or destroyed properly, which is a liability for employers, so they try to minimize the amount of information they receive to only that which is essential.

Even when employers do perform background checks, there's no guarantee that they checked criminal records. A 'background' check can mean anything. Most employers don't do more than just social security number, employment and education history. A more thorough check might include a credit report and local county criminal database. Few employers will check all the neighboring counties and states and federal--it's just too expensive and time consuming and usually not fruitful.

However if an employer turns up information that is used to eliminate an applicant from consideration, they are required by law to tell the applicant, and disclose which agency or organization disclosed that information. Do employers do this? Probably a lot don't--if the information they uncovered turned out to be false, they could be liable, so they'll identify another reason. But at the same time, rarely does a hiring decision come down to only one reason associated with a background check. Usually there are other reasons too, such as personality, experience, desired salary, etc.

Given the economy over the past few years, it's far more likely that your husband simply encountered the problem that millions have--stiff competition from too many people looking for work. If you are extremely concerned about what employers might find in a background check, there's a company called Allison & Taylor that will perform a check for you, posing as a potential employer, and report back to you their findings. They can also assist you in writing 'cease and desist' letters to any employers or other entities who are reporting false information. Of course these services aren't free. The background check is $100 but if you are very concerned, it may be money well spent.

Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:48 PM
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I think the only time CPS records would show up in a background check would be if the person was trying to get a job that required interaction with children, like a teacher or a childcare provider. The only other situation that would probably reveal CPS records is if the person was trying to adopt a child. I doubt they'd be revealed in any other scenarios. I don't think it's something you have to worry about. Good luck to you and your husband.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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I think the only time CPS records would show up in a background check would be if the person was trying to get a job that required interaction with children, like a teacher or a childcare provider. The only other situation that would probably reveal CPS records is if the person was trying to adopt a child. I doubt they'd be revealed in any other scenarios. I don't think it's something you have to worry about. Good luck to you and your husband.

Thanks for the re assurance
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