Tag Archives: criminal records
Employers often seek to carry out criminal and other background checks on new employees as part of their pre-hire processes. The discovery of a prior criminal conviction may in some cases result in an offer being withdrawn, or at least … Continue reading
Pre-employment screening can be a useful tool in ensuring you are hiring the right person for the right role. Here we look at the issues that may arise with asking a candidate about their criminal record in various jurisdictions in … Continue reading
Australia: Dismissal for criminal convictions – The importance of proper identification of inherent requirements and considering mitigating factors
A recent report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) reinforces the risks in dismissing an employee on the basis of past criminal convictions. Employers should exercise caution in dismissing an employee on the basis of their criminal record. It … Continue reading
The Disclosure & Barring Service has produced a new Guide for Employers following changes to the criminal records regime, available here.
HMRC guidance on dual contracts, covering (i) when duties in the UK are merely incidental to duties outside the UK and (ii) the documents HMRC expects employees and employers to make available in response to an HMRC dual contract enquiry. Revised Criminal … Continue reading