Ask WorkSource: Reference Checks

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Do not be afraid to check references! Checking references is a critical step in the selection/hiring process. By completing reference checks you help protect your business from being charged with negligent hiring practices. Great reasons to check references: 1. To reduce legal liability for negligent hiring 2. To determine that credentials such as education, position… Read more »

Is it legal to disqualify a candidate because they are pregnant?

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The quick and simple answer is, “No, you may not refuse to hire a person simply because she is pregnant or possibly going to become pregnant.” So you would think this issue would end without additional needed information, right? Well, according to the HR Daily Advisor Newsletter, “Some managers think that if the applicant is… Read more »