Charlotte, NC asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio

Q: In Ohio, can tan employer request a background check before making an offer?

The Company is in Cleveland Ohio, and requesting a complete background check. No offer made.

1 Lawyer Answer
Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell

A: There are very specific privacy laws surrounding this. Talk with an employment attorney. Also, background checks are not free, so it is a good sign that they are requesting it, but I have only heard of background checks requested after a conditional offer is made and accepted. Talk to an employment attorney first.

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