Know Your Rights: Background Checks in California
If you're getting a job in California, a law called the Read More
John's Story: Denied Employment Due to Stroke-Related Bad Credit
John had been regularly denied employment due to poor credit stemming from a stroke. During a recent job interview, he spoke very candidly about his financial position—making them aware that he suffered a stroke and lost his job as a result. Read More
Bill's Story: Lost Job Due to Arrest Record that Could Later Not Be Found
Bill started a temp-to-permanent job and was asked to perform a fingerprint check. Two weeks later, he was let go because of an arrest in 1990 for theft. He called the courthouse to check out for the criminal record, but there was no information on file.
Priscilla's Story: Asked to Sign a Broad Background Check Waiver for a Potential Job Promotion
Priscilla was seeking a promotion in her county job. She was asked to sign a waiver allowing the personnel department to conduct a background check. She felt the waiver was far too broad. This is an excerpt:Read More