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September 24, 2018
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Revised criminal background check procedures adopted by Rooms to Go

Furniture Retailer Rooms to Go are keen to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and not racially discriminate, have removed any blanket restrictions on recruiting those with a criminal conviction, allowing for an individualised assessment instead, and only later in the hiring process, so that qualifications are considered first.

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September 10, 2018
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GDPR and UK DPA's affect on criminal convictions checks

UK businesses have been advised to look again at their policies for carrying out background checks on employees and job applicants in light of GDPR regulations.

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September 4, 2018
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Court rules in applicant's favour after employer fails to provide copy of screening report

Allied Solutions, LLC failed to provide the plaintiff, Shameca Robertson, with a copy of her background report after it took back its initial job offer due to "non-conviction information" found within the report.

The district court said she lacked standing to sue, but the plaintiff argued this limited her ability to understand and respond to the decision, which was ruled in her favour and further proceedings were agreed upon.

Allied Solutions failed to inform the candidate about the background check, and to show it to her along with her rights after the decision was made, which was deemed illegal.

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