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Please can you advise? I have just left the police after

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Hi please can you advise? I have just left the police after six months of service to return to my previous career of marketing. The thing is I have decided to leave the police off my cv and references as I feel this would be detrimental to going back into my marketing career (I have been out a year in total)
Is there anyway a new employer can find out about me working for the police?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Have you been specifically asked to include your last employer?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No not yet but my cv had been submitted without it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ben
Please can you get back to me??
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 years ago.
Hi, sorry I lost my connection briefly. It would be quite easy for the new employer to find out about your last employment. When you leave a job you are issued with form P45, which shows the tax you have paid for the current year to date. You then send that to the new employer and they will use it to set up your tax contributions with them. The issue is that this form contains details of your past employer and your leaving date so it would be immediately obvious who you last worked for and when you left their employment. This would not be necessary if you were going to work on a self employed basis as you would be responsible for your own taxes. So at the expense of being found guilty of misrepresentation, which could be a gross misconduct offence, it may be best to be honest and provide details of your past employment. The repercussions of not doing so are greater than if you had included it.
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