Hello,How far back does a criminal record date back for an employer to run background checks?
Province/Country relating to question : Scotland
Hi, thanks for your question.
It depends on the job and the nature of the offence - can you please provide a little more information in order that i can advise you appropriately - include details of the offence - date etc and the job you are seeking.
I am currently with the employer and have been for the last 11 years.They are doing back ground checks as I now have financial authority.I was charged with dangerous driving 6 years ago and also had some breach of the piece charges over 12 years ago.I am being asked to provide details of criminal record and I don't know how far back I need to go.
Thank you - as this is employment within financial area and your position is licenced, then they will usually perform a standard CRB check.
There are 3 types of checks, basic, standard and enhanced. The basic check does not show spent convictions (which these would be), but the standard CRB check shows spent and unspent convictions going back up to 20 years or until you reach the age of 40 (depending on whichever is the longer period).
Therefore, I would advise you to ask your employer - if you dont know already - what type of CRB check they are doing. If it is basic, then you will not need to disclose this information, if it is standard you will have to disclose these as they will show on a standard CRB even if they are spent.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.
I am a practicing solicitor, specialising in litigation, employment and family law
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