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Can Your Employer Secretly Run a Credit Check on You? The ISBA Weighs In

Question: Can an employer run a credit check without my permission? Answer: An employer must have your written permission to check personal credit. Know that the prospective employer is supposed to give you a copy of the report and provide you with an opportunity to respond. If you do have a poor credit history, you should be prepared to explain your situation. For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.comIf you have a legal question, send it to Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit

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