Reference checks, social media searches, and criminal records, oh my! There are a number of potential tools for employers to use when determining whether to hire a candidate or not. In this session, learn how to use these tools more effectively to hire the best talent and avoid liabilities.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- The privacy law implications of different types of background checks, including reference checks, social media checks, criminal record checks, credit checks and more
- How human rights concerns can arise in these types of background checks
Meet your instructor
Preston Parsons, is an associate lawyer at Overholt Law and practices in the firm’s core areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. Preston takes great care in advising both employers and employees with an emphasis on taking proactive steps to avoid problems and disputes from arising wherever possible.
Preston has experienced a wide breadth of legal practice and procedure and has appeared in both British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court for employment litigation and advocacy, mediations, and more. He has also appeared at the BC Labour Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal and in federal labour arbitration proceedings. He has summered, articled, and practiced in downtown Vancouver since 2009, first at a large regional firm and later at a boutique class action litigation firm. He has worked on some of the largest and most complex legal cases in Canada, an experience which makes him well suited to the management of his clients' files.