Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 months ago

Legal? HR? ?

Is it legal for company to do a phone reference check with other individuals than the ones you provided them with? 

6 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    Yes, it absolutely is.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    10 months 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. 

  • 10 months ago

    Perfectly legal.  They don't need your "permission" to contact whoever they wish.

  • 10 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 7
    10 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.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Of course it is legal. Why won't it be?

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