Cross-Post: Keeping Criminal Background Checks in Check: Privacy Law Limits on Employee Criminal Background Checks in B.C.
It is important that any employer requiring a criminal record check as a pre-condition of employment comply with applicable privacy and human rights legislation. The McCarthy Tétrault Labour and Employment group recently published a blog post reviewing the laws applicable to criminal record checks by employers in British Columbia. These laws are an important consideration for organizations that may require their vendors to run criminal record checks or have similar expectations from their customers.
If you have any questions regarding the use of criminal record checks by your organization, please reach out to any member of our Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Management or Labour & Employment teams.