CAN EMPLOYERS CONDUCT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK?

Whenever someone commits a crime, all hell breaks loose. The person accused of committing it is taken into custody and prosecuted. Moreover, the prosecution is followed by a trial where the suspect is either declared guilty or acquitted of the crime. We all know that a criminal offense is the most severe violation of the law, thus it is executed with a probation period or jail sentence and sometimes even house arrest. However, the jail sentence served along with a severe fine does not result in an end of the criminal conviction. A criminal record that comes with the conviction can haunt an individual throughout the course of his/her life. It’s Not a Private Information Canada is known for protecting and respecting a person’s private details, whether it is their sexual orientation, political beliefs, religious affiliation or political beliefs. Moreover, a person’s personal details can in no way have a legal impact on their decision to refuse or offer employment. However, it is not so in the case of a criminal record. An employer has the liberty to refuse or terminate the employment of an individual who has a criminal background. Moreover, for the professions, like teaching, personal support work, nursing it is mandatory legally that these institutions not recruit anyone with a criminal background, especially if they have committed severe crimes against children. Now, an important question that...

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