I am interested in applying for a job in loss prevention. I know that they perform background checks, but how in-depth are they? I resigned (quit) from my last employer due to accusations of theft and I was outraged and told the manager right there on the spot I quit. I was never interviewed or spoken to by any LP (the accusations came from the manager).
Anyways, the manager and I have had our fair share of problems in the past and I know he will give me a bad reference. So my questions are this:
Are employers restricted on what information can/cannot be given out during a reference check from another employer? If so, what are the restrictions? Can the employer performing the reference check only ask certain questions?
If an employer violates any of these restrictions (if any), what can I do about it?
Also, should I list my previous employer in my work history on the application for LP at my potential new employer or should I should I not list it? I'm just worried if I don't list it and they find out I worked there, it will look bad. On the other hand, if I do list it and they give me a bad reference which I dont deserve, again I get screwed.
Any advice, help, info greatly appreciated! ( I live in Michigan by the way!)