Washington State Santas Not Required to Be Background Checked

Posted by Kristina Taylor
December 23, 2010

Washington State Santas Not Required to Be Background Checked

It’s enough to turn any parent into a grinch:  In Washington state, background checking of mall Santas isn’t mandatory.

This comes as a shock to the guardians of little ones who assume that the lap their youngsters are sitting on has been properly vetted via a comprehensive background screening process.

The upshot?  Many companies who employ the jolly old elf’s helpers have chosen to background check all employees as a way to avoid problems.  After all, they realize that a lawsuit isn’t worth it. 

Here’s hoping that ALL of mall Santas’ employers in Washington follow suit in the years to come.

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