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I don't have a dog in this game, but the most important comment I have heard so far is from the person from the credit reporting company. As an employer, I am finding it more and more impossibe to get a detailed job reference from former employers because of fear of defamation law suits. As an employer I have a legal duty of care to investigate potential employees to insure that there is little liklihood that the employee will not cause a harm to my customers, my company, or other employees. If an employee does cause such a harm and a jury finds that I should have known about their history, I am liable.
My employees handle cash and have access to customers' credit and debit cards. If I can't get a job reference, I am forced to use driving record, criminal history record and credit record. Thats all I have.
Is it reasonable to ask me to apply for exemptions each time I have to hire?
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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