March/April, 2017Published Article

How Forward-Thinking Employers Should View Background Checks

On Balance

"Many employers use background checks. Along with ensuring job qualifications, background checks can help protect an employer against liability for negligent hiring, supervision or retention. However, background check policies, practices and procedures may also expose an employer to liability. This can happen if, among other things, the use of the background check results in a disparate impact on identifiable groups of applicants or employees."

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