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Depending on the role for which a candidate has applied, employers may need to find out whether or not the individual has any criminal convictions before he or she can start work.
Employers can check job applicants’ criminal records with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). HR departments normally deals with DBS disclosures.
5 Aug 2019
There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...
28 May 2019
An additional 230 organisations – including Greene King and Pret A Manger – have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the...
10 May 2019
How financial firms need to navigate the major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
30 Jan 2019
The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...
17 Jan 2019
The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.
3 Dec 2018
A number of recent employment tribunal cases have dealt with the employment status of people working in the “gig economy”....
25 Oct 2018
Around a fifth of national employers – including a number of household name companies – ask jobseekers for information about...
5 Mar 2018
The recent scandals involving Oxfam and other charities have come as a surprise to many, but could these embarrassing allegations...
13 Feb 2018
The sex scandal engulfing Oxfam’s operations overseas has now extended to its charity shops in the UK, after its former...
1 Feb 2018
A National Audit Office investigation into the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) has found its modernisation programme is running three...
7 Nov 2017
Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith...
27 Oct 2017
The current disclosure of youth criminal records in the UK undermines principles of youth justice and could fall short of...
6 Oct 2017
Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers....
8 Sep 2017
Individuals’ criminal records could be sealed from employers as part of a series of recommendations made in an independent review...