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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

Others have given great advice: push back and tell the company that they have ample amount of information to run a background check. I am of a paranoid mind and wonder if the company you applied to is ...
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Will I fail my background check?

Would I fail because of this? I’m so nervous Since a background check is not a globally codified process, we cannot tell you. The company will decide what they do with that information. From an ...
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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

If they are wanting to verify who you've worked for, you can send then (pay-redacted) copies of your P60s - these are the end-of-year tax summary. The HMRC recommends that you keep these.
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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

If they push and say they really do need the pay slips, you could do what I did and just black out all of the pay information. Basically, all they could read was my previous employer's name and ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

This is not something to address yourself. With no offense meant, if you do not already know exactly what to do here, then this is absolutely not something that you can deal with appropriately. CEOs ...
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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

tl;dr - push back gently and respectfully and see if they really need this paperwork... Long Version I've been through this a couple of times in the past (both the financial sector, both in the Square ...
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Background check company ask to provide payslips for every worked year with my current and former employer

The latest drop in the glass is asking for one payslip for each year I have worked for during the last eight years with my current and former employer. That is clearly excessive. Payslips are ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

Often, a professional environment teaches us to be more concerned with appearance and offending each other than we really should be. This issue isn't about who's eating someone else's lunch out of the ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

If you suspect that he is out to hurt you, then you close off all access that he has, and escort him off the premises. Once he is safely gone, you can then investigate and find out the truth. If you ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

This isn't your responsibility to handle or try to conceal or hide anything. It needs to go straight to HR or the companies designated Compliance Officer after which you comply with anything they ask. ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

A somewhat different point of view: Your prospective employer wants to contact your current employer This might be ok. Do you know why they want to do this? Perhaps they just want to confirm you work ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

A person who makes background checks here. You can request the new company to not contact your current employer, and just be open about this situation. Reaffirm that you are willing to provide every ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I've got a formal job offer, conditional on the background checks. That is good, but that doesn't mean that you have something that is 100% guaranteed. The offer can still be rescinded, and the start ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

The background checks are not a barrier to the other company making you an offer. Other answers have correctly advised that you do not allow your recruiter to contact your current company until you ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

You're in a strong position. You can use it. The recruiter wants your commitment ASAP. Your response should be that if they complete the background check (without contacting your employer), you'll ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

I would not resign until I have a signed offer in hand. Tell the recruiter to inform your new employer of your intended start date, and forbid them to call your current employer. There is no ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

When changing a job, for your own safety you are way better off when you don't quit (and not even let your current employer know that you might be quitting soon) before you got a new working contract. ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

IMHO, you should forbid them to contact your current employer. It may be worth to walk away from this opportunity. In my experience, a valuable employee quitting outright stirs some bad feelings and ...
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Potential new employer wants to contact my current employer as part of intrusive background checks

It is a tough situation. You are the best person to answer this question as you know exactly how to weigh the risk vs reward factor for yourself. If you know that there is a good chance that you may ...
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