6:05 am October 27, 2010, by Henry Unger
Should companies use credit checks to help them decide whether to hire you?
AJC reporters Katie Leslie and Marcus Garner write that a growing number of people affected by record joblessness and foreclosure have a new worry: Will bad credit keep me from getting the job?
While the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reviews testimony regarding the use of credit background checks for employment, supporters say the checks are a smart business tool. Critics counter that the reports unfairly discriminate against minorities and those affected by the recession, Leslie and Garner write.
What do you say? How much weight should credit checks be given? Are they relevant? Why or why not?
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