A potential employee’s character can be an indication of how much trouble you encounter if that employee experiences a work-related injury.
“It is helpful to know up-front facts that might give clues as to a person’s character or need to generate income by not-so-honest means,” says Shane Bangerter, an attorney with Rebein Bangerter in
Before you hire, do the following:
Require a pre-employment drug test to find out if the job candidate uses illicit drugs.
Use a pre-employment questionnaire to check whether the person has received past injuries or accidents on the job.
Find out if the person has had employment terminated in the past due to dishonesty or poor work habits.
Obtain a third-party background check to find out if the candidate has a history of litigated claims or lawsuits.