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    Hi,
    I worked for a supermarket a couple of years back and I got dismissed by the end of my probationary period for a breach of health & safety and "general performance" - which wasn't as bad as was made out to be. Back then, I considered suing, because it didn't seem like a fair dismissal, but I did not do it because I did not want to go against the whole corporation.
    I am applying for a job right now and I managed to get an offer from a very prestigious company. However, they said the offer is conditional on satisfactory background check. I have not had any issues in my life, except that one job (which I obviously omitted from my CV). Is it unreasonable for me to worry about it? Or is being laid off by a supermarket enough to permanently screw up your career? Should I ask them myself before they do the background check or just let them do it?

    Thanks!
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    You'll be fine. It'll be a references & credit & id check. (If it is for national security clearance, you'd know.)
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    That's what I thought, but I went to the website of the company that does the check and it says it also includes employment history?
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    (Original post by JJFreedam)
    That's what I thought, but I went to the website of the company that does the check and it says it also includes employment history?
    Since it's not on your CV, how will they ever know?
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    If you have omitted it from your CV, they won't have the details to ask for the references in the first place.




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    (Original post by J-SP)
    If you have omitted it from your CV, they won't have the details to ask for the references in the first place.




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    I agree
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    (Original post by Simes)
    Since it's not on your CV, how will they ever know?

    By doing a employment check via HMRC.
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    (Original post by TwinkBoxer)
    By doing a employment check via HMRC.
    I've never heard of that before. How does one do a check with the HMRC about why someone finished a previous job?
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    You'll be fine.
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    I've never heard of HMRC being approached for details.


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    (Original post by Simes)
    I've never heard of that before. How does one do a check with the HMRC about why someone finished a previous job?
    (Original post by J-SP)
    I've never heard of HMRC being approached for details.


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    If you Google 'HMRC Employment history' Mostly companies that require 5 year history check will have a clause within the application form giving permission to do so.
 
 
 
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