Criminal Records Search

ESR’s criminal records searches provide our clients with compliant, primary source verified information that can legally be used in a hiring decision.



Criminal records searches are a critical element of any background screening program and are essential for proper due diligence. An individual’s criminal history should take into consideration the position they will fulfill for the organization and may not be a disqualifying factor. Their history should be known to ensure the organization can weigh risk and comply with company policies to make the most educated decision. ESR's goal is to provide information that is accurate and actionable, and employers are reminded that the use of criminal records is subject to numerous federal and state rules such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) limitation on the use of criminal records and state law restrictions. For more information, visit the EEOC Toolkit page.


Benefits of a Comprehensive Criminal Search.

  • Provide a safe workplace for employees and the public
  • Avoid or defend negligent hiring lawsuits
  • Protect your reputation
  • Protect the organization’s assets.


Criminal Background Check


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