What can you do about undeclared convictions of existing employees?
In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a podcast listener with regards to criminal convictions and what you can do if you find an employee has a conviction you did not know about, which, whilst it does not impact on their job role, could cause reputational damage.
In this episode I will cover:
- The different rules that apply between Spent and Unspent Convictions.
- When some job roles are exempt from the Spent conviction rules.
- What you need to consider and the risks of dismissing an employee?
- Circumstances in which you may decide to dismiss or refuse employment to someone because of a conviction.
- Considerations if you do employ someone with a previous conviction.
- Consider if any of the job roles in your business fall under the Exceptions Order.
- Look at how the vetting process works and fits in your organisation.
- Consider what steps you take to undertake checks and background information about candidates.
- If you are unsure how this decision affects your business, please give us a call – 01983 897003 – 023 8098 2006 – 01722 653001
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Guidance
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