Criminal job checks ruling row

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the law which requires people to disclose all previous convictions to certain employers is a breach of human rights. The Home Office said it was "disappointed."

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Criminal job checks 'breached human rights'

The law which requires some jobseekers to disclose all cautions or criminal convictions in England and Wales should be overturned in Parliament, according to Judges at the Court of Appeal today.

They found in favour of a 21-year-old man who had to tell employers that he had stolen a bike when he was aged just 11. That, the judges said, had breached his human rights as our UK Editor, Lucy Manning explains.


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