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Credit Checks – Disability – Disclosure

Does your company utilize credit checks as a job screener for employment consideration? If so, you may want to consider that a credit check may reveal SSI/SSDI receipt or medical debt. People with disabilities are concerned that these credit checks are unintentionally informing employers of their disability or health issue. Do you believe this to be a valid concern? How is your company handling these types of inquiries?


This information should not be construed as “legal advice” for a particular set of facts or circumstances. It is intended only to be a practical guide for participants familiar with this subject. Users should seek appropriate legal advice tailored to address their specific situation.