Driving is a key part of some jobs, which means that employers may wish to check with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to check that an employee is entitled to drive.

A new service was introduced from 8 June 2015 to enable drivers to share their licence record with a third party (eg their employer) by obtaining a code to give temporary access to the information online.

If an employee whose job involves driving is disqualified from driving, it may be possible for the employee to continue to perform the role without driving. Dismissal may be an option for the employer. Whether or not dismissal in these circumstances is reasonable will depend on how integral driving is to the job.

Top 10 HR questions

Top 10 HR questions in May 2015: Employee driving licence checks

A new service from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), to be launched on 8 June 2015, has meant...