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Ex-offenders: "Spent" convictions precluded employee's appointment

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    Wood v Coverage Care Ltd [1996] IRLR 264 EAT (0 other reports)

In Wood v Coverage Care Ltd [1996] IRLR 264 the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's decision that an employee made redundant from her position as deputy head of a residential care home for the elderly was fairly dismissed after her employer took into account her "spent" convictions for theft and fraud in deciding that she was not a suitable candidate for alternative administrative posts at the home. The provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 do not apply to employment "in connection with the provision of social services" which involves the employee having access to persons over the age of 65 in the course of his or her normal duties.