I’ve been offered a position for a second job at a hospital, and in the packet of papers that I need to sign was a release form for a background check (totally normal) and a release for a credit check. Now, I don’t know if I feel comfortable with them making a decision on hiring based on my credit worthiness. The final line on the form says:
“I hereby agree and consent to the Company securing a consumer report on me and using the consumer report in whole or in part in arriving at an employment decision. I also provide that if I am hired this consent and authorization will remain on file and serve as on-going authorization for procurement of additional consumer reports at any time during my employment concerning me without further notice to or consent from me.”
I have good credit, I just honestly wonder what business it is of theirs. Is this a typical procedure? If I refuse am I likely to be denied the position?
Does anybody have experience with this?