Saturday, April 03, 2010

California appeals court rules sex offender site okay for employment screening

"A California employment-screening company had a right to quote information from the state’s sex-offender Web site and cannot face liability for furnishing such information to a prospective employer. A California appeals court decided March 23 that a trial court had properly ruled that the state’s anti-SLAPP law could be used to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an individual mentioned on the sex-offender Web site.

William Mendoza sued ADP Screening and Selection Services Inc. in California state court under a provision of the state’s sex-offender law that prohibits the use of information on the sex-offender site for employment purposes. Mendoza contended that ADP violated this law by telling a prospective employer about information from the site."
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