I recently noted articles indicating Federal suits against companies for discrimination because they used Criminal Background Checks for Employee Screening. I noted that these suits would probably not succeed. This is extremely important to every Employer because Employers need to know if an Applicant could get them into a future legal mess.
The Courts are holding Employers responsible for allowing Employees with a Criminal history in positions to injure others. If you hire a convicted sex offender and don't check the Criminal Background, you could be liable for sexual harassment as well as more serious sexual crimes. The same is true for other crimes.
It should scare you. It's an easy way for an attorney to make a lot of money off your company. Fortunately a simple, inexpensive criminal background check can solve the problem. Use it to make sure the applicant is who they say they are.
You should also use credit checks to verify the addresses used in the application, even if you don't need the credit information.
You will need the applicant's permission and comply with a few regulations, but you will have another valuable source of independent data to check the applicant's veracity.
Understanding debt collection and background screening best practices can save your business big money. Building up front applicant screening into your business processes costs you very little, but saves you so much in the end. If you haven't already, partner with a full service debt collection and applicant screening company to guide your business to a place of security and prosperity.
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