Great topic and I hope unlock keeps this thread
open since it has much important information and debate.
I am not at all shocked a simple warehouse position requires a dbs check, I have always said this and will say it again its an illegal check and should be treated as an criminal offence, as previously said until its its challenged and employers are prosecuted and they understand the consequences then nothing will change.
One can protest this with dbs, but lets not forget dbs continue to break the law on a daily basis themselves (see the Morrison's supermarket running dbs checks on shelf fillers/warehouse jobs article) they claimed they have a reputation and quality to uphold but what difference is there from someone stacking baked bean tins or working in the warehouse ? None
No ones going to challenge the employer since you are the one going to them for a job and money its not like you have the job already.
I do enjoy that quote from the MP on dbs checks ""I suppose some companies are over vigilant" this is England defined to the very core. I guess that since only 10 million brits have police records the other 40 million are safe so it does not matter, the other 10 million can continue unemployed I guess.
Its sad to hear dbs checks are being asked on warehouse roles since that job role is the most basic and involves stacking boxes and counting stuff it also means just about
every company is asking for a dbs check then it means no one has any hope to gain employment.
Still it is positive to hear the basic dbs check by royal mail and some government jobs being asked upon.... but anyone with a criminal conviction spent or unspent the dbs check still shows it all so no chance again.
If anyone wants to start a commune where one can simply be and have privacy and right to living and working life let me know and ill sign up