Criminal Background Checks Should be Done With Care

Posted By Cindi

Date: October 4th, 2008

Many employers consider a comprehensive criminal background check as an important tool. Employers need to know that they are within the law when checking criminal backgrounds, and also to be sure the information is properly used in applicant screening activities.

Don’t Invite Discrimination Claims

Don’t leave yourself open to claims of discrimination by having a blanket policy against hiring anyone with a criminal conviction. Be sure you can show how it is a business necessity for an employee in a certain position to have a clean criminal record, or that requiring a clean criminal record has no adverse impact on any group that might apply for the job and who are protected by anti-discrimination laws.

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