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Small businesses and background checks

  A very interesting case study on the realities of doing background checks on job applicants.

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The Pitfalls of Background Checks

I often warn clients to be careful about how they conduct background checks because of potential claims of race discrimination.  Now comes a lawsuit illustrating that concern. A class action filed in New York yesterday alleges that the management consulting firm Accenture discriminates against African Americans and Latinos in the way it conducts its background checks.   [...]

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Employers: Take care with background checks

The EEOC has sued a nationwide convention company alleging a pattern or practice of unlawful discrimination because the company has rejected job applicants based on their credit history, or if they have had one or more of various types of criminal charges or convictions. The EEOC alleges that this practice has had an unlawful discriminatory [...]

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