Crimcheck offers workers’ compensation searches by request once an employer has made an employment offer to a candidate. These checks provide information regarding any previous workers’ compensation claims a candidate may have had. Once a claim is filed it is considered public record and Crimcheck can help you gather the information you need.
• The nature of the claim
• Date and filing number of the claim
• Employer at the time of injury
• Disposition of the claim and any monetary information, such as a payout.
Information for these reports is gathered directly from the state.
These checks may be delayed depending on the state a screen is being conducted as some states allow verifications by mail only.
A workers’ compensation search may only be requested and conducted post employment offer. The use of workers’ compensation records is defined under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) which prohibits states from releasing claim information in a pre-employment screen. Workers’ compensation claims may not be requested with the intent of withdrawing an offer already made to anyone after a workers’ compensation screen has revealed that a candidate has made a claim in the past. It is unlawful to discriminate against someone by penalizing a candidate who has exercised a lawful right in filing a workers’ compensation claim. This is stated in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This Title also prohibits the discrimination against qualified individuals with a disability during the application process, hiring, promotions, compensation agreements and job training opportunities.
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