Kaplan Accused of Discriminatory Hiring Practices with Credit Checks

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

 I was the first one in to the office this morning. I leave it for you to determine whether this image of middle class life is positive or negative I was the first one in to the office this morning. I leave it for you to determine whether this image of middle class life is positive or negative (Adam in Massachusetts)

Lenders typically ask to access someone's credit scores in order to see what kind of loans they have paid back in the past. Agreeing to a credit check has become an expected part of preparing to lease a car, buy a house or rent an apartment. But did you know a potential employer may also check your credit score before you get hired?

Back in March we talked about this as a new trend among employers with Louise Story, finance reporter for our partner, The New York Times. It now seems as if some people may have experienced that hypothetical situation that Louise had described.

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Contributors:

Louise Story

Comments [1]

Christina Tobin from Metro Detroit

I was just this week denied an opportunity to interview with the hiring manager for a position when the initial face-to-face discussion with the HR rep revealed that I had been forced to file bankruptcy last year. I have been out of work for over 2 year through no fault of my own.

I have an advanced degree and have been working part-time wherever I can while continually over the last 2 years looking for full-time work.

Dec. 22 2010 10:00 AM

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