Background Checks on Subcontractors Revisited

Background Check’s on Subcontractor’s Subcontractors

Background Checks on Subcontractors Revisited. A few months ago we drew attention to the importance of screening not only full-time employees but also your company’s subcontractors.  A Story from Mississippi shows the importance of not only having a policy in place for your subcontractors but also verifying that the subcontractors have a policy for those they contract work out to.

A 37-year-old man who worked as a janitor at Southaven Elementary has been arrested and charged with sexual battery.  Quincy Latimore was arrested by Southaven police Saturday for the alleged incident that occurred at a home on Tchulahoma in February involving a teenage girl who was under 16 at the time. The alleged victim is a teenage relative.”

Latimer worked at Southaven Elementary School for 21/2 weeks as an after-hours janitor. He was employed by GBS Cleaning, a subcontractor with the DeSoto County Schools.  Eddie Gossett, owner of GBS Cleaning, said he hired Latimore based on a recommendation from the WIN Job Center in Southaven. He said Latimore no longer works for his company.”

“One of the questions I asked the WIN Job Center when I hired this employee was did he pass a background check, and the answer was ‘yes,'” Gossett said.
Yolanda Jones

December 15, 2010

This story should act as a warning for those employers that simply accept the word of a subcontracting firm when they say that they complete a background investigation on their employees.  If you feel that the subcontractors your company employs may not be facing a comprehensive background investigation feel free to contact our highly trained staff in order to evaluate not only your procedures but those of your subcontractors.

For more details or to discuss pre-employment screening options with one of our highly trained associates feel free to contact us at 888-677-9700.