Curious about what that background check contains?
June 7th, 2019
At Everstaff, we conduct many background checks. Both clients and candidates always have questions about what’s reported in a completed background check. The website MyHRcounsel has shares a brief and insightful answer.
AS A CLIENT OF A STAFFING AGENCY, SHOULD I ASK TO SEE APPLICANT BACKGROUND CHECK REPORTS?
By: Daniel Johnson
Last week, we reported on why staffing agencies should not disclose background check report results with their clients. This week, we’ll discuss a few ways in which this benefits clients, as well.
While end clients sometimes believe it’s a good idea to review candidate background check reports in order to flag concerns, this could actually expose them to risk of discrimination claims. That’s because information contained in the report regarding a candidate’s inclusion in a protected class would defeat any potential defense that the end client didn’t know about said protected class when making a hiring decision. Moreover, the more control over employment decisions that an end client exercises, the more likely it is that they could be viewed as a joint employer, opening them up to added liability.
So what should clients do?
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