Job Hunters Cry Foul Over Employers' Use Of Background Checks

David Schepp
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If you've gotten a new job in recent years, you've probably been subjected to a criminal or credit background check. More than 90 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks on job hunters, and 60 percent do credit checks, according to a McClatchy Newpapers report.

But job hunters are starting to cry foul and are mounting legal challenges, arguing that they've been unfairly denied a job or fired after an employer's background check. And sometimes they're winning -- even against large companies.