Complimentary Webinar – 1 Hour

Our objective is to provide you with information on this important topic, so that you can make well-informed hiring decisions, and reduce your liability. The abundance of social media websites has resulted in the exploitation of social media information in the form of a paid service. As a very new avenue through which personal information is gleaned, social media is NOT currently endorsed by the FCRA. As a background screening company that puts your legal protection first, we feel it is our duty to provide you with the facts surrounding this new trend.

Many popular social media websites like Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, and the like allow users to provide a great deal of detail regarding their personal background and lifestyle, including their relationship status (which can thus reference their sexual orientation), their affiliation or prior service with a branch of the military, their religious beliefs, their physical disabilities, and often, their current employer (or status as unemployed).

Having access to this EEOC-protected applicant information can expose employers to liability for violating any or all of the following statues:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S. Code Chapter 14)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title I
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

Facilitator: Khodadawd “Cody” J. Farzad


• Director of Employment Background Screening Services
• B.S., Criminal Justice, Cal State University Long Beach
• In-house expert on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
• Expert on State and Federal guidelines that regulate CRA’s
• Responsible for educating employers on state and federal laws

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