Legal? HR? ?
Is it legal for company to do a phone reference check with other individuals than the ones you provided them with?
- 1 month ago
Yes, it absolutely is.
- BruceLv 71 month ago
Not only legal but effective. Most people only list the people that will give them a good reference. Asking those references for other names can get a more accurate picture.
- champerLv 72 months ago
Perfectly legal. They don't need your "permission" to contact whoever they wish.
- Little PrincessLv 72 months ago
Sure. They can contact anyone they want to find out about you. When a company hires you as an employee, they're taking responsibility for your actions. They need to know what they're potentially getting themselves in for.
If you want a good job, you have to be a fine and upstanding person. Someone who is shouldn't be afraid of potential employers contacting others for personal references.
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- ∅Lv 72 months ago
and how would they get that information?
as long as they aren't doing anything illegal with the info, ANYONE can look you up through any means they like.
- xyzzyLv 72 months ago
Of course it is legal. Why won't it be?