AR, R (on the application of) v Greater Manchester Police & Anor Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 490
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
This UK case might be of interest to those in Ireland working in occupations where care of children and vulnerable persons is paramount. The claimant in this case was a qualified teacher who, whilst working as a taxi driver some six or seven years ago, was accused, tried and acquitted of rape. He later applied for various teaching posts but was not successful. The main reason appears to have been that the 'enhanced criminal record certificate' (ECRC), required under the Police Act 1997, included reference to his acquittal for rape and, understandably, put prospective employers off employing
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