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Online Database to Name and Shame Dishonest Workers

Employees accused of theft or acting dishonestly run the risk of being named and shamed on an online database due to be launched by Action Against Business Crime (AABC) later this month, writes Farah Jifri. AABC, a joint venture between the Home Office and the British Retail Consortium aimed at tackling business crime, says the National Staff Dismissal Register will allow employers to check if potential recruits have been accused of dishonesty. “The current system of employment references is too easily circumvented by dishonest applicants and can result in previously dismissed staff being employed again by another employer without knowledge of any past conduct,” said AABC chief executive Mike Schuck. “With the increasing sophistication of internal dishonesty, we need to e... »