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The Reference Check Documentation Worksheet contains a form that is designed to help you document a thorough background check on any applicant you may wish to hire.
It's important to do a background check to make sure you get the right employee and to make sure that the applicant has been truthful about his or her background and skills. Documenting the checking that you do will help you defend yourself against any claims of negligent hiring by showing that you did the best job you could of making sure that the applicant was fit for employment.
The file contains a one-page form in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment.
Included are the following:
Toolkit is providing these tools free of charge. Some of these forms contain technical language and create significant legal obligations. Do not use any form without first having an attorney review the form and determine that it is suitable for the purpose for which you intend it.