What is the Law in Relation to the Recruitment of Individuals with a Criminal Record?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 10 March 2023 Issues covered: Recruitment; Criminal Record; Access NI
Whilst businesses and companies can be cautious and, at times, reluctant to recruit individuals with a criminal record, this can be a key factor in any ex-offender’s rehabilitation and employers should treat fairly job applicants who have criminal convictions. The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 seeks to ensure that ex-offenders who have not re-offended for a period of time since the date of their conviction are not discriminated against in recruitment processes.
The fact that an applicant has a criminal record should not factor into recruitment until the individual has been successful; with the exception of jobs under the Rehabilitation of Offenders
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