Hundreds of Innocent People Wrongly Branded Criminals by CRB Checks

Jason Morris

With no law equal to the FCRA in the UK and questions about accuracy of CRB records, this story comes as no surprise.  The use of (Criminal Records Bureau) CRB checks for UK employees has been a hotly contested subject in our industry for several years.  With foreign nations beginning to embrace the concept of employment screening, best practices are now becoming the hottest topic!

Hundreds of Innocent People Wrongly Branded Criminals by CRB Checks

Hundreds of innocent people have been wrongly branded as criminals by the Government agency set up to vet people working with children, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

People applying to take up jobs as teachers, nurses, childminders and even those volunteering to work with youth groups are likely to have been among those falsely accused of wrongdoing by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Those wrongly accused by the CRB face having their careers blighted or being stigmatised by their communities. They also face having to endure an appeals process to clear their names.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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