I got notice about this report and read the summary. I certainly did not have time to read the full report. Here is the point of the summary:
Criminal record “hits” increased more than ½ a point from 8.5% in 2005 to 9.1% in 2006. Further, applicants stretched the truth more often in 2006 than in 2005, as proven by increases in past employment verifications and education verifications.The following link leads to the Summary which has a link to the full report: Summary link.
I am chewing over just what this means. How does this apply to litigating a negligent employment claim? From only reading the summary, I am thinking plaintiffs and defendants both will be doing a lot of arguing about the reasonableness of the employer's reliance on background checks. Oh, yeah, I see the agency doing the background check being added to the lawsuit by the defendant.
So much information and so little knowledge.