Privacy in the workplace

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Business

 

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Edward K

 

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April 11, 2015

 

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There is no specific statutory or common law right to keep an employment history private or confidential but many employers fear that if they provide negative information about a past worker he or she may sue them for defamation. Even if the employer is in the right with the law, companies want to avoid the cost and time consumption of litigation...
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Even if the employer is in the right with the law, companies want to avoid the cost and time consumption of litigation. Due to this fear, some employers may only provide dates of employment and the positions held. So what is an employer to do? A few options include using credit and criminal checks instead, having the candidate fill out a more detailed application, asking the candidate to provide past evaluations, or calling coworkers who will most likely not be familiar of the laws and therefore more willing to provide useful information (Dolan Media Newswires, 2005)...
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