Are Employers Liable for Workers’ Lies?

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Are job seekers being truthful? More than half of all job seekers lie and/or exaggerate on their resumes, U.S. News reports. What many do not realize, however, is that companies may be held liable for employees’ lies — even if they eventually expose them. Dismissing lawyers, board members, and other upper management for lies on resumes can result in an all-too-public scandal.

What Job Seekers Lie About on Their Resumes

Why are job seekers lying? The relatively poor economy and limited positions available have many Americans scrambling to get jobs, and sometimes by any means possible. Americans passing off lies and half truths on their resumes, hoping to conceal their shortcomings, U.S. news explains. Candidates are most likely to be guilty of stretching employme Continue reading