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    Hi forum members. I am in a bit of a pickle here and I need help in regards to an employment application. Here is the scoop. I am currently unemployed and looking for work. (no big surprise considering the economic state) The place I am currently seeking employment with is hhGregg. I am being asked several questions that I know to be unfair practices for considering employment and I want to know if there is a legal route to obtain employment or must I accept the unfair (in my opinion illegal) practices. Also, if I am denied employment based on these practices I had to be subjected to even be considered for employment, is there a legal route I can take to make sure that I am not discriminated against?

    For the record, I believe these practices amount to discrimination based on one's position in life. (In my case, unemployed and a little in debt due to not being employed) I don't think it is fair or right to be subjected to a consumer credit report as a basis of my employment, nor do I think I should be forced to release the company, its agents and affiliates from liability or effectively absolve it of any and all responsibility to be considered for employment. The fact is, I've been denied employment in the past based on my credit (or lack thereof) and I have been shut out from opportunities to better my position in life, i.e., paying down debts and securing myself financially.

    By the way, here is what I am being forced to agree upon to be considered for employment.

    I hereby release the employer and agents and all persons, agencies, and entities providing information or reports about me from any and all liability arising out of the request for or release of any of the above mentioned information or reports.
    The above is the final statement I have to agree upon with, to be considered for employment. If I disagree, I get the following dialog box.

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    The other text that I have to agree with is as follows.

    Disclosure to Employment Applicant Regarding Procurement of A Consumer Report

    In connection with your application for employment, we may procure a consumer report on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. In addition, if you are hired, we may order additional background check reports on you for employment purposes without obtaining additional consent In the event that information from the report is utilized in whole or in part in making an adverse decision with regard to your potential employment, before making the adverse decision, we will provide you with a copy of the consumer report and a description in writing of your rights under the law.

    Please be advised that we may also obtain an investigative report including information as to your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. This information may be obtained by contacting your previous employers or references supplied by you. Please be advised that you have the right to request, in writing, within a reasonable time, that disclose the nature and scope of the information requested. Such disclosure will be made to you within 5 days of the date on which we receive the request from you or within 5 days of the time the report was first requested.
    Does the bold in the main text constitute discrimination? I know, I know very little when it comes to signing contracts. It's the reason why I am putting this up before finalizing and submitting my application. I never had this kind of scrutiny for consideration of my employment pop up, even when I applied at the Census Bureau. The hiring process has become way too intrusive on the personal lives of people. I view this as a violation of my privacy and a violation of my rights under Section/Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment.

    Anyway, I would greatly appreciate any advice given to me so long as it's not pretentious, demeaning and can be explained to me without a condescending or arrogant tone. I am trying to be more educated in the things I do in my life and this is but one thing I am trying to do better in.

    Please discuss.

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    Re: I Need Help

    Originally posted by RRAHH View Post
    Hi forum members. I am in a bit of a pickle here and I need help in regards to an employment application. Here is the scoop. I am currently unemployed and looking for work. (no big surprise considering the economic state) The place I am currently seeking employment with is hhGregg. I am being asked several questions that I know to be unfair practices for considering employment and I want to know if there is a legal route to obtain employment or must I accept the unfair (in my opinion illegal) practices. Also, if I am denied employment based on these practices I had to be subjected to even be considered for employment, is there a legal route I can take to make sure that I am not discriminated against?

    For the record, I believe these practices amount to discrimination based on one's position in life. (In my case, unemployed and a little in debt due to not being employed) I don't think it is fair or right to be subjected to a consumer credit report as a basis of my employment, nor do I think I should be forced to release the company, its agents and affiliates from liability or effectively absolve it of any and all responsibility to be considered for employment. The fact is, I've been denied employment in the past based on my credit (or lack thereof) and I have been shut out from opportunities to better my position in life, i.e., paying down debts and securing myself financially.

    By the way, here is what I am being forced to agree upon to be considered for employment.



    The above is the final statement I have to agree upon with, to be considered for employment. If I disagree, I get the following dialog box.

    [ATTACH]13345[/ATTACH]

    The other text that I have to agree with is as follows.



    Does the bold in the main text constitute discrimination? I know, I know very little when it comes to signing contracts. It's the reason why I am putting this up before finalizing and submitting my application. I never had this kind of scrutiny for consideration of my employment pop up, even when I applied at the Census Bureau. The hiring process has become way too intrusive on the personal lives of people. I view this as a violation of my privacy and a violation of my rights under Section/Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment.

    Anyway, I would greatly appreciate any advice given to me so long as it's not pretentious, demeaning and can be explained to me without a condescending or arrogant tone. I am trying to be more educated in the things I do in my life and this is but one thing I am trying to do better in.

    Please discuss.
    I can't really give you any advice other than to say, if you don't sign that statement you will not likely be considered for the job. Having been in a position to hire in the past I ran a credit check (actually the insurance company we used to provide benefits required that information). If the insurance company returned an unfavorable report such that they would not cover the individual (except in the case of prior medical conditions) we had no alternative but to stop considering the individual. Poor credit per se was not the issue as it can be reasonably explained under conditions today.

    That being said, if we chose to not hire plan B took effect. There has never been an application submitted through me that did not have sufficient grounds beside credit score to choose not to hire. Poor credit can be an actionable cause, for which the company did not have legal liability. It depends on what caused the poor credit. Most frequently it was either a divorce after years of good credit, or family medical expenses. Neither of those instances would trigger alarm.

    If, however, one's credit report reflected a record of poor judgement, a tendency to over use credit, or any perception of intent to defraud the application was rejected, legally.

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      Re: I Need Help

      Originally posted by dnsmith View Post
      I can't really give you any advice other than to say, if you don't sign that statement you will not likely be considered for the job. Having been in a position to hire in the past I ran a credit check (actually the insurance company we used to provide benefits required that information). If the insurance company returned an unfavorable report such that they would not cover the individual (except in the case of prior medical conditions) we had no alternative but to stop considering the individual. Poor credit per se was not the issue as it can be reasonably explained under conditions today.

      That being said, if we chose to not hire plan B took effect. There has never been an application submitted through me that did not have sufficient grounds beside credit score to choose not to hire. Poor credit can be an actionable cause, for which the company did not have legal liability. It depends on what caused the poor credit. Most frequently it was either a divorce after years of good credit, or family medical expenses. Neither of those instances would trigger alarm.

      If, however, one's credit report reflected a record of poor judgement, a tendency to over use credit, or any perception of intent to defraud the application was rejected, legally.
      I see. My credit report though, indicates that I don't really have much at all and the little I do have unfortunately is due to my not being able to pay off a medical bill within the allotted time given to me. This was due to me being laid off and my medical expense arising after the layoff. (My brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and I wanted to make sure I didn't have it as well considering I had the same symptoms he had just prior to being diagnosed. I don't have any medical issues aside from being legally blind that would cause alarm.)

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        Re: I Need Help

        Originally posted by RRAHH View Post
        I see. My credit report though, indicates that I don't really have much at all and the little I do have unfortunately is due to my not being able to pay off a medical bill within the allotted time given to me. This was due to me being laid off and my medical expense arising after the layoff. (My brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and I wanted to make sure I didn't have it as well considering I had the same symptoms he had just prior to being diagnosed. I don't have any medical issues aside from being legally blind that would cause alarm.)
        Based on my experience in HR I would say the only issue should be your experience and abilities.

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        • #5
          Re: I Need Help

          Originally posted by dnsmith View Post
          Based on my experience in HR I would say the only issue should be your experience and abilities.
          I can understand not having the experience but if I am not given a chance, how am I supposed to accumulate the experience? It's double edged sword. As for abilities, I know what I am capable of, the area in which I am applying for, I am knowledgeable and confident in my abilities to meet and exceed the expectations required of me. It also happens to be a hobby of mine and I am more than able to convey my knowledge in the format needed to meet the expectations required of me.

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            Re: I Need Help

            Right now, with the economy the way it is, employers have the upper hand. They can pretty much pick and choose who they want to hire based on most anything they want to use. Unless you can demonstrate that they discriminated against you based on one of the prohibited practices, you are screwed.. I think credit checks might be justified in jobs where you are dealing with money or financial instruments. If you are applying to be a welder, not so much. However, I don't think there is anything illegal about what they are asking.

            It sounds like the release of liability applies to former employers from whom they are trying to get honest references. Previous employers are very reluctant to give out anything that will cause them some liability, good or bad.

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            • #7
              Re: I Need Help

              Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
              Right now, with the economy the way it is, employers have the upper hand. They can pretty much pick and choose who they want to hire based on most anything they want to use. Unless you can demonstrate that they discriminated against you based on one of the prohibited practices, you are screwed.. I think credit checks might be justified in jobs where you are dealing with money or financial instruments. If you are applying to be a welder, not so much. However, I don't think there is anything illegal about what they are asking.

              It sounds like the release of liability applies to former employers from whom they are trying to get honest references. Previous employers are very reluctant to give out anything that will cause them some liability, good or bad.
              Understood. I think in this case, I'm gonna have to just suck it up and finalize my application. The thing is though, the position for which I am applying for does not deal with money directly. (electronics associate) I figured, my criminal background check and my references would cover all of that. (I've never committed a felony)

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              • #8
                Re: I Need Help

                This is for a retail job? It seems a good bit more invasive than what I'm used to but I don't see where it's illegal.

                Pulling credit reports and doing basic background checks isn't terribly unusual this day in age and I wouldn't worry about it too much. The fact is that people in dire straits tend to do desperate things and if an employer can gather that information about a prospective employee before they are hired then it's a reasonable tool to use.

                I would think that some minor dents and dings on ones credit report wouldn't be a problem for an employer. They are looking for the person that is applying for a $30k/yr job who has $100k in debt and a history of bailing on their obligations. Any report will most likely be compared with the application and interview notes to see if things are consistent.

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                • #9
                  Re: I Need Help

                  Originally posted by lutherf View Post
                  This is for a retail job? It seems a good bit more invasive than what I'm used to but I don't see where it's illegal.

                  Pulling credit reports and doing basic background checks isn't terribly unusual this day in age and I wouldn't worry about it too much. The fact is that people in dire straits tend to do desperate things and if an employer can gather that information about a prospective employee before they are hired then it's a reasonable tool to use.

                  I would think that some minor dents and dings on ones credit report wouldn't be a problem for an employer. They are looking for the person that is applying for a $30k/yr job who has $100k in debt and a history of bailing on their obligations. Any report will most likely be compared with the application and interview notes to see if things are consistent.
                  Yes sir. It's for a retail job. I have always tried to fulfill my obligations in as expedient a manner as I possibly could. There is a limit to how fast I can fulfill my obligations without employment though. (I'm down to less than $600 in my medical bills when they were taken to collections.) A job would definitely serve to expedite my fulfillment of obligations in regards to debt and I have a proven record of work ethics that exceeds the employer's expectations. I just feel that this is over the line.

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                  • #10
                    Re: I Need Help

                    Originally posted by RRAHH View Post
                    Understood. I think in this case, I'm gonna have to just suck it up and finalize my application. The thing is though, the position for which I am applying for does not deal with money directly. (electronics associate) I figured, my criminal background check and my references would cover all of that. (I've never committed a felony)
                    That's too bad, now adays, that might give you a leg up.

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                      Re: I Need Help

                      e-mail a local news station along with the image.
                      Stop by the store and see who's employed.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I Need Help

                        Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
                        That's too bad, now adays, that might give you a leg up.
                        You'd think that would be the case. The fact is, I have more than enough character references too, to back up what I'm saying here. I tend to go out of my way to make sure the job is done in the manner it's meant to be done without sacrificing my work ethics in the slightest. I also tend to go out of my way to help others too without asking for much if anything in return. I know I have what it takes to do this job. I just hope hhGregg sees it and is willing to hire me despite my relatively minor credit history.

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                        • #13
                          Re: I Need Help

                          Originally posted by RRAHH View Post
                          You'd think that would be the case. The fact is, I have more than enough character references too, to back up what I'm saying here. I tend to go out of my way to make sure the job is done in the manner it's meant to be done without sacrificing my work ethics in the slightest. I also tend to go out of my way to help others too without asking for much if anything in return. I know I have what it takes to do this job. I just hope hhGregg sees it and is willing to hire me despite my relatively minor credit history.

                          Again, I highly doubt that a 720+ FICO score is the main thing they are looking for. It's much more likely that they are looking for the person who is most likely to cheat or steal.

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                            Re: I Need Help

                            Originally posted by lutherf View Post
                            Again, I highly doubt that a 720+ FICO score is the main thing they are looking for. It's much more likely that they are looking for the person who is most likely to cheat or steal.
                            I understand but what often is the case, they are labeling or profiling based on score. I understand weeding out the undesirables with criminal records but to arbitrarily paint someone as a thief based on a score has to account for discrimination or at the very least profiling.

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                              Re: I Need Help

                              Originally posted by RRAHH View Post
                              I understand but what often is the case, they are labeling or profiling based on score. I understand weeding out the undesirables with criminal records but to arbitrarily paint someone as a thief based on a score has to account for discrimination or at the very least profiling.
                              But you don't know that they are basing any decision on the score. Hell, you don't even know if they are pulling the reports. It may just be one of those things used to weed people out. Frankly, having spent quite a while in retail management, I wouldn't piss away the money to pull a credit report on every applicant. I'd compare my interview notes to the application and, if it seemed like the prospect was a good candidate THEN I'd pull the report just to do one more comparison.

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