Volume 7, Edition 6, June 2011

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An employer wants to obtain credit reports as part of the pre-employment screening process. Can the employer order these reports?

A. No. The use of credit reports for employment has been prohibited by the EEOC.

B. It depends. The use of credit reports have been prohibited by several states, so it depends upon where the applicant is being hired.

C. An employer may obtain a credit report if an employee will handle money.

D. Yes. An employer may request a credit report if the information is job related.


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