Do employers check credit scores?

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by andy , 10 months ago


Some employers do check credit scores as part of the background check process. This is more common for roles that require a high level of financial responsibility, such as positions in finance or accounting, or for government jobs that involve handling sensitive information or finances. However, in many countries, including the United States, there are legal restrictions on using credit scores as a factor in employment decisions. Additionally, employers generally require an applicant's consent before conducting a credit check. It is important to note that credit checks are different from background checks, which generally focus on criminal records, educational qualifications, and employment history.