Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 000015
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 07-06-2023
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Document Summary

This “Employee Authorisation to Run Background Check” is used by an employer to obtain the authorisation from candidates to verify their employment history and to confirm basic experiences and accomplishments with their previous employers, university, or governmental bodies.


Running a background check has become more common, with employers checking the history of potential employees. The type of background check can be run, depending on what information you require. In all events, you will need to get permission from the person you are running a background check on to do this.

It is specifically performed on a finalist selected for a position before a hiring decision.

It is necessary to obtain written authorization from the candidate prior to conducting reference checks.

As a general rule, information obtained and requested through the pre-employment process should be limited to that which is essential for determining if a person is qualified for the job.

Most laws prohibit discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, age, disability and other factors. Be sure to treat candidates equally and avoid any questions which may be construed as discriminatory.

In light of potential liability issues, it is common for a former employer to provide a neutral reference in which the employer merely affirms that the employee worked for the employer during certain dates and held a specific position. 


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.

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