The Review Panel has produced guidance for employers to help them follow best practice in recruiting people with convictions arising from the period of conflict in Northern Ireland, provided that these are in respect of activities which took place pre-April 1998.

This work aims to reduce barriers to employment and enhance the re-integration of people with conflict-related convictions by encouraging employers to allow political ex-prisoners to compete on an equal basis with other applicants.

It represents additional good practice to be read alongside existing legislative provisions such as the principles contained in Fair Employment legislation (Click to view).

We have produced some reports that will be of use to employers trying to apply best practice to their recruitment process: