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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 2nd Edition by Paul FALCONE

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21 Background Checks

MANY EMPLOYERS who consider using background investigation firms think only of liability protection. Courts have ruled that companies have a general duty to check criminal records for prospective employees who interface with the public or who could have an opportunity to commit a violent crime while in the course of their employment. After all, damages against employers are being awarded where the company was deemed negligent because it failed to perform a reasonable search into an employee’s background prior to hiring. Therefore, a background check is seen as a simple way to minimize the exposure of a wrongful hire or wrongful retention lawsuit.

That’s certainly a valid reason to employ background investigation firms. Here’s ...

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