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Criminal record disclosure scheme infringes human rights, Supreme Court rules

The way workers’ criminal records are disclosed to employers infringes their human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled.

In particular, the court rejected as “disproportionate” the blanket rules requiring automatic disclosure of all convictions where a person has more than one, and the requirement that some childhood cautions be disclosed indefinitely.

Experts have said the ruling could affect thousands of people who have old or minor criminal records.

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March 13, 2019

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