A month ago I was offered, and signed a contract with a Swedish company in their German office. After that I was asked to sign a consent for background check. The consent form was for a third party elevator.
Today I was informed that the results of the background check came back as No Hire.
This rather surprised me as I have no criminal record, I stated the correct information about my previous employer. By mistake I stated the wrong date of when I changed location. The recruiter claims that neither he nor the HR person responsible have any knowledge of the results, as they are not allowed to know the reasons behind the No Hire decision according to the law.
As you can imagine I feel rather stumped by this decision, and as well confused that they cannot give me a reason for it. The recruiter mentioned I might get some information according to the new GDPR laws.
I also have a hunch that they might have found out that last year I spent a long time in the hospital and had to work reduced hours after that to recover.
My question is basically if this kind of procedure is normal, and if there is any way I can find out what caused me to fail the background check.