Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls from Screening Applicants

Duration: 90 Minutes
The webinar talks about laws to be considered in employee recruitment. The laws include Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Legal Pitfalls
Product ID: 500473

When you check into an applicant's background, the previous employers will only let you know that the applicant worked for them and their position, which is not fair enough. Now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has changed its position regarding analyzing an individual's criminal background. This would make it more difficult to exclude those with a criminal background. On the other hand, employers have faced costly jury verdicts for negligent hiring when the individual inflicts harm on others.

Why Should you Attend:
Hiring the wrong individual could prove to be costly in so many ways. Obviously, if you hire the wrong person, you eventually will be looking at terminating him/her, and terminations always run the risk of a lawsuit. Hiring someone with a violent or criminal background can lead to a negligent hiring claim should the individual inflict harm on others while working for your organization. Yet, there are so many laws that say what you can or can't do when screening your applicants. Laws even tell you at what process you can ask certain information. This webinar will guide you through the legal pitfalls that come from screening applicants and how to avoid them.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • Understanding the disparate impact theory.
  • The latest position of the EEOC regarding criminal background checks and how the courts are responding.
  • Getting medical information during the application process.
  • Case examples of negligent hiring and what went wrong and why.
  • Legal pitfalls in using (or not using) the Internet and social media.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act issues.
Who can Benefit:
  • Human resources professionals
  • Business owners
  • Recruiting managers
Live Session - How it works
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  • Please let us know your thoughts and views at the end of the webinar, your valuable feedback will help us improve
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  • Presentation handouts in downloadable PDF format will be updated on your OCP Account within 24 hours of the purchase of the product
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Instructor Profile:
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices across the United States. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985 and is a frequent author and speaker on labor and employment law issues. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's leading business lawyers.
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