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Know Your Rights

No one can require you to use Self Check to guarantee your work authorization. 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 be offered a job.

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, you should notify the Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices at (800) 255-7688.

Additionally, a positive Self Check result should not be a condition of membership into any group or organization, and is not to be required for receipt of any benefit, service, or good from a Federal, state or local agency or a private party.

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

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

E-Verify is used at over a million worksites.  You should learn your rights as an employee. For more information on 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: 04/07/2014