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Criminal Records and Clearance Checks

Many employers will not employ a person with a criminal record, particularly where an offence involves an element of dishonesty. It is, however, unlawful to impair equality of opportunity or treatment in the workplace because of an irrelevent criminal record, see Irrelevant criminal record.

In addition, the dismissal of an existing employee because of a conviction may give rise to an application for unfair dismissal if the conviction is not relevant to the employee's work, see employment: unfair dismissal.

See COURT - CRIMINAL MATTERS, Effect of criminal convictions, Duty to disclose charges proved, Criminal records, Spent convictions.

Some convictions may affect license holders and registered professionals, and both charges and convictions may be assessed for the purpose of working with children checks.

Criminal Records and Clearance Checks  :  Last Revised: Mon Feb 10th 2020
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