Searching for the right kind of job is hard. But if you have criminal records, it might be harder. To help the people and giving them information about what is employment rights and how to exercise them, to protect these rights is to understand and ready to protect it.
Refused Jobs and Declines Licenses Because of Non-Conviction Arrests and Criminal Records
Employer cannot refuse to hire applicants based only on the fact that you have criminal records or you have arrests without any conviction of crime, no matter how many arrests an applicant has. You can’t also be denied occupational licenses because of criminal records or non-conviction arrests. Plus, employers can ask about open arrests that did not lead to any dispositions.
Asked Questions about Criminal Records and Arrests
No. during the job interview or the job application or anywhere else employers cannot ask you anything about criminal records nor arrests. But an open criminal charge that doesn’t lead to any disposition is an exception to this rule. And agencies involved with the government like law enforcement agencies have authorization to ask any kind of question they want about your criminal records and arrests to consider hiring you. Employers, however, they have permission to ask if you have any convictions.
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Handling Questions Related to Criminal Records or Arrests on a Job Application
If employers ask if you have any criminal records or arrests, or how many times have you been arrested. Disclose information about your open arrests only. If you have no open rest or anything that lead to a conviction, you can answer “NO” to the employer’s question because it is illegal. If a job application makes you list any criminal records, convictions or offenses, only list felony convictions and misdemeanor, not criminal records or arrests. If it is about any pending arrests and unadjusted arrests, lists only open arrests that did not lead to any disposition.
Lying or Failing to Disclose Information on Job Applications
Never Lie. If you lie or fail to add information and your employer finds out about the error in your application, you have no chance to redeem yourself or your employer will fire you, if you already got the job. There are many ways your employer can check your criminal records. Your records sheets have all access to and by any public employers. If they cannot get your record sheet, they will conduct scans for your criminal records and background checks that include information about arrests and convictions, with your permission, of course, but if you decline, they can refuse to hire you. Just don’t lie, it’s easier.
To know more about Criminal Records and Employment Rights, visit http://govpublicaccess.com/