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October 6 2015

Scotland: Employers Urged To Consider Applicants With Criminal Records

"Scottish employers must do more to make sure individuals with criminal convictions are not excluded from the jobs market, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse, has urged. He warned those who have been through the justice system remain ""one of the most marginalised groups in our labour market and, in fact, our society"". Wheelhouse was speaking at a summit to coincide with the launch of a consultation on proposals to amend legislation governing the disclosure of offences by those with criminal convictions. Wheelhouse stressed there is a need for attitudes within society to change with those who have been through the justice system supported to be ""active responsible contributors to our communities""."