Commentary

(1) Criminal convictions generally

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(1) Criminal convictions generally

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J.     Pre-employment screening (2): Criminal convictions

The issue of criminal convictions can arise in two ways—generally, and in relation specifically to the modern laws on safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

(1)     Criminal convictions generally

An employer may wish to question applicants about previous criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process. This is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA 1974) s 4(2)(a) Q [2] which states that where a conviction has become 'spent' under the Act, any question about convictions is to be treated as not relating to that

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