Georgia employers are highly likely to perform a series of background checks before granting employment. Your perceived character as a candidate is an important part of the interview process. In some cases, a criminal record of any kind can bar you from certain roles.
Historically, background checks focused on past job performance. However, in the age of the internet, employers can find out much more about your life outside of work. Some of the additional information that is of interest to employers includes credit history, social media activity and criminal record checks.
Assessing your character is considered essential due diligence for most employers. Are you trustworthy? Will you fulfill your role as a productive member of the team? The only way a business can get a reasonably accurate picture of you as a candidate is through a range of background checks.
Although candidates are afforded certain protections under federal law, there are complex scenarios where you may fail to meet the required standard for a role due to a criminal record. First, licensing boards can prevent you from achieving certification because of a criminal past. You will also find the door closed on working in childcare, even when your conviction is in no way related to children.
Learn About Your Rights
Employers are all people with human flaws. You may face unfair rejection based on an employer’s bias or misreading of related laws. If you are searching for employment and worried about a criminal record or pending charges, it may help to speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Georgia.
Call the offices of Richard Grossman, Trial Attorney today for a free initial consultation. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, he can provide guidance and representation related to your criminal charges.