Can a potential employer obtain my employee record from my current employer?

I am currently working at a job and am looking for employment near home. My potential new employer has initiated a background check through an outside company with my permission. I see that they verify employment history but I want to know can that background check allow them to access my current employee record as well? I have warnings from over two years ago and a suspension that occurred due to those warnings. There has been over a year that has transpired since that suspension and no further warnings but I am concerned that the potential employer may be able to access this and even though they have offered me the position and everything is set for me to be hired they could decide to not hire me still after this background check is completed. That is the only issue in my background that would even be a red flag since I have no criminal record and an excellent credit score. I still work for the employer that is had the suspension with and the suspension was only for one weekend of work. I just want the Florida law regarding giving employee records or information in those records to potential employers.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 5, 2012 03:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
Yes, the could obtain and/or be provided those records or information, however, it is more likley that your current employer will only very that you are in-fact employed and perhaps provide your positon, income and start date. Put another way, the information you are concerned about can be disclosed but more often than not, is not disclosed. Hope this helps.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Apr 5, 2012 05:31 AM [EST]

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