If I request a reference after leaving a company, but during the time I left I obtained a criminal conviction that they were aware of and changed my name by deed poll, can they refuse to write me one?
So the timeline goes like this
- Started at Company X
- Left Company X
- Obtained Criminal Record
- Company X found out
- Changed Name
- Applying for New Job at Y (that does not ask for background check)
Is there some legal stuff I need to be aware of?
My POV here is that they hired me to work and when I worked there I was a stand-up employee who did their job really well and when I handed in my notice I gave longer notice than my contract stipulated.