Job application for school reveals lies about convictions
Case involving woman lying on job application to primary school shows need for thorough background checking. Oxford Mail reports that Iria Suarez-Gonzales is facing court over one count of fraud by false representation. It is alleged that she stated in a job application to West Oxford Primary School that she had no previous convictions – but this was a lie.
This case highlights how important background checks are when placing candidates. 2017 stats from CareerBuilder revealed that 56% of employers have found a lie on a CV . While rules for working in schools obviously need to be strictly observed, some organisations are arguing that forcing people to disclose crimes that they committed a long time ago will prevent them from getting a job, that could help them move away from a future in crime.