Welder Sues Changan Ford, Saying Faulty Background Check Cost Him Job

Li Gang, has filed a lawsuit in Hangzhou against U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Co.’s China claiming the company refused to employ him even after offering him a job because he failed a background check. This is the first time a court in China has formally accepted an employment discrimination case of this kind.

The plaintiff, Li Gang, said Changan Ford Automobile Co.’s Hangzhou subsidiary tested and interviewed him for an experienced welder position, then offered him the job. He resigned from his previous job and moved to the city from a neighboring area in June to take the new post, but then the company refused to hire him because of an “unclean background check.”

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