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- 31/07/2020in Eligibility, Employment discrimination, Ineligible checks, Latest, News & Media, News on policy issues, Stop ineligible checks
New report highlights potentially hundreds of unlawful criminal record checks by employers each yearUnlock, a national advocacy charity for people with criminal records, has today published Checked out?, a report on so-called ‘ineligible’ criminal record checks, submitted by employers and processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 allows some criminal records to become spent after a crime-free ...
Case study – Julian – Extra costs and the possible loss of a job because my records didn’t show I’d paid my compensation orderIn 2009 Julian was convicted of ABH and received a community order together with a £1,000 compensation order which he paid immediately. After waiting the 5 years for his conviction to become spent (this was prior to the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act in 2014) Julian applied to Disclosure Scotland (who were responsible...
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