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Anyothername Wed 17-Aug-11 19:21:20

I'm filling in a security questionnaire for a new job. It's with an ordinary company, not one that would require a particular level of security clearance. The questionnaire is asking me if I have any criminal convictions and if I have any proceedings pending that could result in a conviction. Can anyone tell me if they are allowed to ask for this information?

LaCiccolina Wed 17-Aug-11 19:53:19

Every company I have ever worked for have asked for this information. I think yes they are entitled as it can be relevant for code of conduct / performance areas which you have to agree to by signing the contract.

inmysparetime Wed 17-Aug-11 20:45:40

They are allowed to ask if you have convictions etc. But not the actual offences involved. It's to cover them until the CRB arrives.

Indaba Fri 19-Aug-11 21:58:19

they can ask for what they want
they just can't discriminate once the answers are in
but i've been out of UK employment law for 7 years...do you have a particular issue?

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