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Credit reports during applications

  •  10-14-2008, 10:05 AM

    Credit reports during applications

    During the last few weeks as I filled out employment applications, part of the new application process is not only a criminal background check, but also a credit background check. I recently requested a 3 in 1 credit report (Equifax, trans union etc) and sure enough two prospective employers checked my credit, one of them being a nursing agency. I have a big problem with this. In todays' society where identity theft is on the rise, why in the world would an employer check your credit rating. This has NO bearing on my nursing practice or my job performance. The State of NJ needs to put a stop to this intrusion of privacy. Has anyone else noticed this practice while filling out an application?
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