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Have you been unfairly treated because of your criminal record? If you think an employer has carried out an unlawful check on your background, or wrongly dismissed you, we can help.

At Nacro we advise thousands of ex-offenders a year on their rights and responsibilities relating to disclosure. We also advise employers on what they can and can’t ask about your criminal record. We are specialists in managing criminal records issues, and our legal experts have a very high success rate resolving disputes in this area.

Why talk to us?

We’ll be honest with you
We’ll let you know from the start whether we think you are likely to be successful in making a claim against your employer.

We’ll work hard to get the best outcome for you
Our expert negotiators are confident and firm and committed to fighting your corner – we’ll keep fighting, too, if your case goes to appeal.

We’ll talk to you in plain English
We know that employment disputes can be distressing, so we do all we can to help you feel relaxed and informed every step of the way.

We’ll take care of all the paperwork
If your case goes to tribunal, we’ll make sure we’re fully equipped to represent your case in the best way possible.

When should you talk to us?

Whether you’re already facing disciplinary proceedings at work as a result of your criminal record, or you’re worried about allegations that have been made against you, we’re here to help.

Do you have to pay?

No. Our advice is free of charge. If we are unable to prevent you being dismissed or unsuccessful at an appeal hearing, then we may be able to take your case to county court or employment tribunal. There is a conditional fee agreement for this service. This means we only recuperate our fees if we take out legal proceedings and your case is successful.