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Does my friend have to tell his employee abut a criminal conviction

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Does my friend have to tell his employee abut a criminal conviction even though its spent?
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What type of job is he applying for?
What is the conviction for?
When was the conviction and sentence?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
he was convicted of theft
It's been 5 years
He is going into a retail job.
Thanks
What sentence did he get?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Community service that's it he says
OK.
If he was given a fine or community order the conviction will be spent after 5 years.
Once this time has passed your friends becomes 'rehabilitated' and no longer has to disclose the conviction.
An employer is not allowed to hold a spent conviction against an applicant. To do so is unlawful.
The law you need to have in mind is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
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