31. If my case was restricted, do I have to report it to an employer?

If a criminal record is restricted but you tell an employer that you were never arrested, you run the risk of not being hired or being fired for lying on your application. If asked about arrests, even if they have been restricted, it may be in your best interest to inform potential employers, licensing agencies or housing providers about the case.  Make sure they are aware you were not convicted and the restriction process is complete. Keep a copy of your official criminal history and a copy of any paperwork you have regarding the restriction. Make a copy available for a  potential employer or current employer who is interested in confirming the information.

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