Liability During Hiring: Consumer Reports

Waiting for interviewRegardless of the size of a company, hiring practices should never be taken lightly. Hiring a new employee is bringing in someone into your company’s confidence, allowing them to represent your company and have access to (depending on the position) confidential and financial information. This is why employers gain information on potential employees, both from their applications, resumes, and referrals, as well as reports and background checks on any potential hire. However, when done incorrectly gaining these resources opens your company to lawsuits due to wrongful hiring practices. Make sure to read the fine print and have the proper paperwork to avoid liability during hiring. [Read more…]