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How to Properly Conduct Background Checks to Minimize Claims of Discrimination and Negligent Hiring (HRM678K)

Presented by: Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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Learn How to Conduct Pre-Employment Background Checks Without Inviting Litigation.

What should you do if an applicant has a criminal history? As an employer, you have the right to make hiring decisions. However, that is not entirely true. Lately, EEOC is keenly looking at pre-employment background checks followed by employers. In recent legal cases, some employers were sued for discrimination in their hiring practices—simply because of how they were conducting pre-employment background checks.

It happens more frequently today: a background check on an applicant comes back with “scary stuff”, like a felony conviction for assault and battery, or it may list an arrest—but then not list any further information. What are the legal requirements, and what should you do? What if you find out that a current employee got arrested and has a pending court date?

In this informative webinar by expert speaker Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, you will gain the knowledge of important laws regarding hiring employees with a criminal history, how to properly assess a candidate to avoid running afoul of anti-discrimination laws, learn best practices in applicant screening to avoid violating the FCRA--and how to handle situations in which current employees have had a brush with the law.

Session Highlights

  • Understanding the current "double-edged sword": Discrimination claims or negligence claims?
  • Learning the keys to good applicant screening and risk management:  Sound company policies and well-written job descriptions
  • How to properly conduct pre-employment background checks: What you need to know to protect yourself from negligent hiring claims
  • What to do when a background check comes back with “scary stuff” that may prevent you from hiring a candidate—how to properly rescind an offer of employment
  • How to avoid claims of disparate treatment and disparate impact
  • Understanding the importance of knowing state laws regarding the use of arrest records and conviction records
  • Avoiding negligent retention: How to handle a current employee who is now in trouble with the law
  • How to handle situations like a current employee who tells you he/ she is leaving

Who should attend

  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Business Owners
About Our Speaker(s)

Natalie Ivey | Professional Development Training SpeakerNatalie Ivey MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Natalie Ivey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an HR consultant, professional speaker, author, and educator within the HR profession. She has more than two decades of leadership and HR management experience with Fortune 500 organizations and in working as a trusted advisor and consultant to business leaders both in the United St... More info

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