It is bad enough that when you check into an applicant’s background that previous employers will only let you know that the applicant worked for them and their position. Now, EEOC training has changed its position regarding EEOC compliance on how to analyse an individual’s criminal background checks, making it more difficult to exclude those with a criminal background. On the other hand, employers have faced costly jury verdicts for negligent hiring when the individual inflicts harm on others.
This webinar will walk you through the laws you should consider in your employment screening services like Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and more!
Why Should You Attend:
Hiring the wrong individual can be costly in so many ways. Obviously, if you hire the wrong person, you eventually will be looking at terminating him/her, and terminations always run the risk of a lawsuit. Hiring someone with a violent or criminal background can lead to a negligent hiring claim should the individual inflict harm on others while working for your organization.
Yet, there are so many laws that say what you can or can’t do when screening your applicants. Laws even tell you at what process you can ask certain information. This webinar will guide you through the legal pitfalls that comes from employment background checks and how to avoid them.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
Understanding the disparate impact theory and how it affects your hiring decisions
The latest position of the EEOC regarding criminal background checks and how the courts are responding
Getting medical information during the application process
Case examples of negligent hiring and what went wrong and why
Legal pitfalls in using (or not using) the Internet and social media during the hiring process
Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
The pros and cons of using fingerprints for background checking
Who Will Benefit:
Employee Relations Professionals
Susan Fahey Desmond is a shareholder with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for 30 years. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers
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