Spent Convictions Act 2016 - What It Means For Employers

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 18 March 2016
Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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After a number of years in the offing, the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act, 2016 (“the Act”) was signed into law in February of this year. The Act is scheduled to be commenced in April 2016, although the current political hiatus may delay its introduction. The Act will change what individuals are obliged to disclose to employers concerning prior criminal convictions.

Harry Wall of Hayes Solicitors provides the following guidelines for employers:

What convictions can be regarded as spent?

The Act sets out that where a person aged 18 or older was convicted of an offence and at least 7 years have elapsed since the conviction, then the conviction can be regarded as

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Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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