Adverse Action Letter (Letter After Failed Background Check)

If a candidate has failed the background check, here’s a template you can use to write an adverse action letter.

Dear [Candidate],

We are writing to inform you that at the moment, we could not offer you a position in this company. Note that we conduct intensive background evaluation through [Company] for all candidates applying for a position in our company. However, we were informed that you provided either incomplete or inaccurate information in your application.

Note that we are very strict in adhering to company policy regarding the full disclosure for applicants. We discussed with you this policy during your application. Thus, we need to cancel our offer to you. For further questions, you can communicate with [name] at [phone number] during [time and days available].


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