Module 2 – case – hiring practices and legal compliance | mgt 412

For this module’s Case Assignment, review the background materials on pre-employment background screening.

Prepare an outline of points for a presentation to an employer about key issues in pre-employment screening.

Prepare a video (about 5 minutes) or a slide presentation with a voice-over (10-12 slides). In your presentation, be sure to include a) how specific laws regulate screening pre-hires, b) your recommendations about what the employer should consider in deciding whether or not to conduct investigations or other pre-employment inquires of employees, c) the potential negative consequences of not conducting background screening, including a discussion of what “negligent hiring” means and how it could arise, and d) the legal risks the business faces in conducting background checks.

Submit your video and outline of points (word document) or your slide presentation by the module due date.

Required Reading

Channel 1 Creative Media. (2018). Equal Employment Opportunity. In-Office Induction Series. Dandenong, Victoria: Channel 1 Creative Media. [Streaming Video]. Retrieved from database.

Clark, J. (2017). Hiring: Background and reference checks. Fleet Owner. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Gregg Learning. (2015). References and background checks. Retrieved from Standard YouTube License.

HR360 Inc. (2016). What employers need to know about disability and religious accommodations for employees. Retrieved from

Kellman, D. (2014). Avoid these 6 recruiting-related legal issues. HR Exchange Network. Retrieved from Access approved via faculty membership with HRExchange.

Little, A. (2011). Title VII and religious accommodation: An evidentiary approach to the undue hardship standard under Trans World Airlines v. Hardison. Southern Law Journal, 21(2), 225. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Maurer, R. (2016). Validate employment tests to avoid lawsuits. Retrieved from Available in the Trident Online Library.

Maurer, R. (2017). EEOC: Strength tests risk bias against women. Retrieved from Available in the Trident Online Library.

Rhodes, J. (2016). Physical skills test for paramedics violated Title VII. Retrieved from Available in the Trident Online Library.

Santoni Investigations. (2017, March 10). Employment background check compliance: FCRA compliance. Retrieved from Standard YouTube License.

Scott, K. & Fraoli, P. (2016). The increasing risks of background checks. HR Magazine. Available in the the Trident Online Library.

Sorgager, B., Hulshof, C. T. J., & van Dijk, F. J. H. (2004). Evaluation of the effectiveness of pre-employment screening. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 77(4), 271-276. doi:10.1007/s00420-003-0492-z. Available in the Trident Online Library.

Stein, M. A. (2003). The law and economics of disability accommodations. Duke Law Journal, 53(1), 79-191. Available in the Trident Online Library.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Federal Trade Commission. (n.d.). Background checks: What employers need to know. Retrieved from

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