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Do I have to tell my employer that I have a conviction on my licence?

Firstly, the Court will not normally disclose this to your employer, however there is nothing stopping your local newspaper publishing the outcome of the Court hearing in the newspaper!

 

If you are not sure about whether you have a duty to disclose it to your employer, firstly you should check your company policies which you should adhere too. Your contract of employment may hold the answer also.

 

If you are a member of a professional body, for example a Doctor registered with the General Medical Council – it would be wise speaking with a representative there.

 

Each profession has different guidance set out by their professional body.  However if you need to discuss specific employment law issues, you would need to seek the advice of a specialist employment lawyer.

 

If you need further guidance about whether you need to tell a potential employer, you should look at the following government guidance. https://www.gov.uk/tell-employer-or-college-about-criminal-record