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Thanks for your question.
What is part of the vetting process? What type of criminal record check?
Your spent convictions will not be revealed by a basic criminal record check. they will be revealed on a standard or enhanced criminal record check.
Does your position require you to have no previous convictions? Were you required to disclose any criminal convictions when employed 14 years ago?
What is your job and what are your spent convictions for?
Thanks. It will depend on the type of check used as to whether the spent convictions will be revealed. Whether the spent convictions will have a detrimental effect on your potential promotion will depend on the employer 's criteria.
If the issue does arise you will need to seek specialist advice. Your position would be to claim that the dismissal is an unfair dismissal based on the fact that the convictions are spent and have been so for considerable time which include being so for considerable time before your initial appointment and should be disregarded.
Furthermore, there could be procedural issues/irregularities here, you have been in the new position for 1 year - is it now reasonable for vetting to take place one year after appointment and 14 years after initial appointment.
Without knowing all of the facts surrounding your initial employment, criteria for the job, criteria for the promotion, whether there are any specific statutory regulations relating to your job and past criminal convictions it is difficult to advise. It goes beyond the extent of this service. It is impossible to give advice without all of the facts. The contract of employment, company procedures and any statutory regulations would need to be examined and considered which is obviously beyond the scope of this service.
I hope this is helpful.