My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Washington
A couple questions on background checks. I’m starting to look for a job and looking for clarity on a couple of things.
How far back do they go?
Do they show military discharge info?
I talked to a salesperson at “Goodhire.” They do background checks for business and individuals. They said Washington state can only look back 7 years. Period. They also said that Military discharge did not show up on background checks. Period. They said getting Military status on background check took some very special stuff and she knew of no companies that would do that.
I’m currently 55 years old. I had a shoplifting charge at 18. A drunk and disorderly at 24. I had an Other than honorable discharge from the Navy at 26 years old. My understanding and impression is that is an “administrative” type of discharge. There is nothing criminal associated with it so it won’t show up on checks.
I’ve been a productive member of society for 30 years now with no trouble. 😊
Based on what I’ve read and my discussion with the company that does background checks, I have nothing to worry about.
Any thoughts feedback or clarification on this is appreciated.
I think I’m just going to pay to have their standard background check done out of curiosity.