Vyas Sanzgiri wrote:My question is rather how they do this without me stating this? Can the "old company" reveal such info? Are there any other services that hold such info?
Henry Wong wrote:I don't see why it should be illegal. Company have a right to confirm facts about you -- standard background check. After all, you sold yourself with certain experience, certain pay package, certain education. The company has the right to confirm that it is getting what it is paying for.
Vyas Sanzgiri wrote:ok...let me take this further....How can they approach the earlier company? If they do, then the earlier company (now current since the job offer has not been accepted) will know that the person is looking for jobs outside. I am still not sure how they achieve this
Bear Bibeault wrote:I could not disagree with Henry more. While a company may have a "right" to verify employment, and even position within the company, salary should be between an employer and employee. Period. It's no one else's damn business what I make or made. No one. Except the IRS.
KJ Reddy wrote:There are many ways:
1. The new employer can check with your previous company after you joined with new employer. Most of the time your background check with your previous company will be checked only after you joined in the new company.
2. They can ask your bank statement where your salary will be credited or they can ask you to show your previous year Tax statement.
Henry Wong wrote:
Don't know about other countries... but in the U.S., option 1 is generally not done. Due to lawsuits, most companies will not give any information, good or bad, about previous employees. About the only that you can get is whether the person being check was an employee.
Vyas Sanzgiri wrote:I have never been asked to show my Tax returns or bank statements so 1 and 2 are out. It is my personal information and the new company has nothing to do with it!