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Your Rights with myE-Verify

No one can require you to use Self Check or myE-Verify to guarantee your work authorization or for any reason. For example, it is unlawful for a current or potential employer to require you to provide them with proof of your positive Self Check result in order to keep, accept or offer you a job.

You should notify the Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices at (800) 255-7688 if an employer or potential employer asks you to:

  • Run a Self Check query to prove that you are authorized to work in the United States
  • Use myE-Verify for any reason

Additionally, a positive Self Check result should not be a condition of membership into any group or organization. And a federal, state or local agency or a private party cannot require you to have a positive Self Check result in order to receive any benefit, service or good.

Receiving a notice of a mismatch in your SSA or DHS records does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work. Your mismatch will not be reported except as required by law.

For more information about your rights in the Self Check or myE-Verify program, please look in the Questions and Answers section of this website.

Over 500,000 employers of all sizes use E-Verify at more than 1.5 million worksites. To learn more about how E-Verify is designed to protect your rights, please view the E-Verify Employee Rights and Responsibilities page on the E-Verify site and watch the "How to Use Self Check" Video.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/06/2014