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Can an employer check and find out what was my previous type

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Can an employer check and find out what was my previous type of employment i.e if it was a contract or permanent?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Is this in relation to a job you are currently in or a job that you have applied for?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Please can you also provide some background information? Thank you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello Ben,A job that I am in currently. I've just started.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could you please tell me if the current employer has access to this information?
Thank you.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could you please also tell me if I can work on a contract basis instead of on a permanent basis?
Thank you.
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

OK, leave it with me. I will review the relevant information and laws and will get

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

Apologies for not getting back to you sooner, I experienced some temporary connection issues and could not get back on the site until now. All appears to be resolved now so I can continue dealing with your query.

There is no register as such where the employer may be able to find out such information. However, there are ways that they could try and do so. For example, in your P45 it will state who your previous permanent employer was – if you were working as a contractor then you may have been working under your own limited company and the employer’s name may not match what you could have told the employer. Also if the employer seeks a reference from the previous employer then they may request such information from them or it could simply be revealed in the reference anyway.

It is entirely possible to work on a contract basis rather than on a permanent basis – this is something between you and the employer to decide.

I hope this has answered your query. I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating (3, 4 or 5 stars) as that is an important part of our process and recognises the time I have spent assisting you. If you need me to clarify anything before you go - please get back to me on here and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Ben,Thank you for the answers. This was useful information.Kind regards.
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome, all the best

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