Why Background Screening Leads to Lawsuits

Although cost is certainly a factor when it comes to choosing a background screening company, outsourcing pre-employment screening to under-qualified background screening agencies could endanger employees, the company’s finances and their reputations. It is important to work with a partner that understands federal and local statutes regarding information disclosure and consideration. Possible liabilities when running background checks involve written consent, mistaken identity in a background check, not allowing recipients to respond to findings, collecting information beyond legal bounds and reading the database reports before they are scrubbed.

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