Question: Can You Ask About A Criminal Record In An Interview?

Do you have to disclose criminal record to employer?

You only have to disclose your record to an employer if they ask you.

Many employers ask at some point and if your convictions are unspent, you legally need to disclose them.

If they ask you and you don’t disclose, they could later revoke the job offer or you could be dismissed..

Can you ask someone if they have a criminal record in an interview?

A: While there is no federal law specifically prohibiting employers from asking applicants if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends employers avoid asking for this information on an application form.

How do you discuss criminal record in a job interview?

Avoid talking about negative issues at the very beginning or the end of an interview. If possible, try to address your criminal history in the middle of the interview. End with a summary of your qualifications and interest in the job. Keep it simple, and emphasize the positive.

Can employers ask about spent convictions?

An employer may make a request for potential employees to disclose any criminal convictions, but there is no legal obligation to voluntarily disclose your criminal history.

Do I have to disclose my criminal record when applying for a job?

When asked, you have to tell employers about your convictions. It is against the law for someone with a felony conviction to not disclose this information. You have to disclose convictions, not arrests. If you decide to disclose your disability, it is better to do it yourself than to have your job coach do it.