Criminal Background Checks - Where to now?

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 18 November 2014
Jennifer O'Neill
LK Shields

“Am I hiring the right person for the job?” is a question frequently asked by employers. In addition to reference checks from previous employers and pre-employment medical examinations, some employers conduct background checks. Although such checks may be standard hiring practice in other jurisdictions, there are considerable restrictions in Ireland on the level of screening that an employer may conduct.


Access Requests under the Data Protection Acts

Under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the Data Protection Acts) individuals have the right to access personal data about themselves that

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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Jennifer O'Neill
LK Shields

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