They saw overdue card payments, an upcoming foreclosure, and that he and his wife had filed for bankruptcy protection, and got scared off.
“Of course your credit’s going to look bad when you’ve been unemployed for months,” said Denton. Screening job applicants’ credit report is legal. It gets disclosed on the application form and requires a signature from the applicant. Seems odd to reject people just because they have bad credit. If anything, you think that would make them better employees because obviously they’re more desperate to hang on to their jobs!
Trapped: It’s hard to get a job if your credit is bad [LAT] (Thanks to TheObserver!) (Photo: Jeremy_Schultz)