Can employers refuse to work with a sex offender?
As an employer, you have a responsibility to protect your employees and your customers. Hiring or keeping on sexual offenders in particular job roles is illegal or could be against industry regulations. But those job roles that can hire sex offenders can still be damaging to a business.
Unfortunately, as an employer, you are put into a difficult position when you find out an employee has been recently convicted, is on the sex offenders register or is an ex-offender.
In the UK many employers do not need to perform a DBS by law. And depending on the conviction, an employee does not need to disclose a sexual offence conviction either.
In this guide, we will look at what a sexual criminal offence is, where sex offenders can work and what you can do with the employee concerned.