Recruiters advised to pass on criminal record checks showing acquittals to clients

Recruiters expose themselves to significant liability if they fail to pass on details of criminal record checks, even in cases where the candidate has been acquitted.

The warning follows a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that saw a man who was acquitted of rape lose his appeal to remove any reference to the case from his enhanced criminal records check.

The BBC reports the qualified teacher, who cannot be named, was found not guilty of a rape in 2011 after a Crown Court trial.

But upon applying for a job following...

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