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Employers: Be cautious about the use of credit checks

  I have written about the use of background checks in general, and credit reports in particular, several times before, including here, here and here.   Now there is word that the University of Miami Medical School is facing a class action lawsuit over its use of credit reports to disqualify job applicants. The plaintiff in [...]

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Employee Privacy Rights

  This morning there are a couple of interesting privacy stories that serve as good reminders of best practices in this area.  The first arises in connection with a union arbitration over discipline meted out to an employee of a municipal liquor store in Paynesville, Minnesota.  As you know, these types of arbitrations usually depend [...]

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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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