Step by Step Procedure in Hiring a Non-Academic Employee
Lita C. Wallace
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DO'S AND DON'TS
Reference check questions should be directly related to the duties and performance of the person's job. Do not contact "character references" or references who have not worked with the candidate.
While the employer has the right to check employment references, both the United States and the State of Minnesota protect candidates and employees from unreasonable intrusions by prospective employers into their private, non-job related activities and status. (There are a few exemptions to this rule, for example, law enforcement candidates).
Questions related to protected class status or disability claims should be avoided.