Criminal records during recruitment and employment: Three key tips for employers

Whilst many employers might feel justified in using a criminal record as a reason not to hire someone or in terminating an employee, the law does not always necessarily agree. Criminal records of prospective, or current, employees can be a challenge for employers to deal with. However, with careful consideration of the issues at hand, it is possible for employers to manage situations involving employees and job applicants with criminal records.

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Don't overlook the support person obligation: Three key steps

It is common knowledge that employers looking to terminate an employee’s employment must abide by certain requirements before terminating an employee, to ensure that there is no risk that an aggrieved former employee will have grounds on which to commence unfair dismissal proceedings. These provisions exist to protect employees where it is found that the dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable.

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