Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bank of America man fired for 1998 arrest for oversight on unpaid bill: the perils of background investigations

Check this story on AOL-Huffington about a finance manager at Bank of America, hired in 2006, who was later fired when a background investigation revealed an arrest for an unpaid restaurant bill in Houston in 1998.  He thought another person had paid the bill, and the case was dropped after the bill was paid with a civil fine.

However a background investigation led to his dismissal. The bank has a way of getting him a waiver, but he remains on unpaid leave for months.  He may lose benefits and retirement even if he gets his job back.

The story on Huffington is here (as a video), link

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