Employees who present false Social Security numbers (SSNs) can wreak havoc with youroperations. Nevertheless, a federal trial court ruled that an employer violated Title VII when it denied a job based solely on a false SSN. The court also ruled that the unsuccessful applicant could recover $1.4 million in court-related fees. (Guerrero v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, No. C 13-05671 WHA, N.D., Calif., 2016)
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when false SSNs we do conceive. A job applicant who was Latino was brought into the country from Mexico by his parents when he was 11. When he was 15, he made up an SSN, which enabled him to work. He continued to use this SSN for 12 years. After becoming a citizen in 2011 he applied for a legitimate SSN and cleared up the discrepancies resulting from his made-up SSN.
He applied to become a prison guard and was placed on an eligibility list after passing wr...(register to read more)