This will be a guide for people with criminal records who are looking for jobs which provides general information about their responsibilities and rights.
How Should I Answer Questions About Criminal Records?
Accurately as possible, a lot of employers run checks on criminal records. If you don’t answer the questions your employer asks about accurately, it can easily be found out from other sources.
And what is even more important is that employers may deny you the job legally or fire you because of the inaccurate information you gave them, even if you shouldn’t have been disqualified by your criminal records. You are not fully protected by the laws of anti-discrimination unless you answer the questions of your employer accurately.
A lot of people don’t know what is in their criminal records. There are mistakes made in your criminal records. You should first get a copy of your history of criminal records, so that you can answer questions accurately and correct those mistakes.
Should Other Information Be Given Than Just What the Employer Ask For?
Employers ask all kind of questions about histories of criminal records. Some employers will ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime. Some will ask if you have convictions of different types of crimes like something that involved violence.
Take in mind that you are not obligated to show information that employers does not ask for. But even if you do not show information, employers will find it all the things you left out. There is no perfect solution to this kind of problem.
How Do Employers Use Background Checks?
What kind of background checks employers use to find my background information?
There are many types of background checks and the information will be available from all background checks sources. Employers will find out about your history of criminal records through:
- History of Criminal Records Reports: A lot of histories of criminal records which are all reported and collected.
- Employer Criminal Records Investigations: employers can also choose to conduct their own investigation into histories of criminal records. Unless they it’s sealed, court records remains public so employers could learn all about the potential employee’s history of criminal records
- Do Applicants Have The Right To Know If The Employers Is Going To Deny Them Jobs Based On Criminal Records Background Checks?
Yes. But before employers take action based on criminal records, they must tell their declined candidate that employer’s decision based in criminal records and background checks.
If there are more questions about people with criminal records and employment or if there are rights being violated, contact professionals that will give more information about these subjects.
Please visit http://govpublicaccess.com/ for more details about People with Criminal Records in Employment.