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Criminal record declarations slammed for 'legitimising' discrimination

Employers asking candidates to disclose their criminal records during the recruitment process "legitimises" employer discrimination, a criminologist has warned.

Dr Beth Weaver, a Criminology expert and Senior Lecturer at Strathclyde University, told Sky News that “asking people to disclose their convictions at the job application stage legitimises employer discrimination, as most employers don't know how to make sense of the information provided and undermines the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act."

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