Are your background check policies and procedures in compliance with the EEOC’s new guidance?
Pepsi and its team of lawyers thought theirs were. But the EEOC saw things differently and recently sued the company for using background checks in a discriminatory way. The result:
Pepsi paid $3.1 million to settle the race-bias charge, and they’ve agreed to rewrite their background checking policy and procedures.
When you dig for dirt, it’s not just the EEOC you have to worry about. In fact, it’s essential that you also follow the rules put forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Title VII, the ADA, and federal and state privacy laws.Course Highlights:
- What you can and cannot do when conducting background checks
- How to legally gather applicant information
- What is and is not legal for employee screening searches on the Internet
Our expert faculty will also take you through the EEOC’s new guidelines, how the FCRA figures in, and how to properly use credit and criminal history. You’ll also learn:
- Which background check policies will land you in legal hot water
- How to conduct secure and effective criminal background checks that protect your company from poor hiring choices
- The most common background check mistakes and how to avoid them
- How to avoid Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance issues
- Proper procedures to comply with privacy laws and EEOC
- How, when and what to document for employee checks
- What to do when you discover past criminal conduct