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Hello, 1984

Posted by: Jena McGregor on May 8, 2008

Here’s something to strike fear in the hearts of British job-seekers: Later this month, reports the BBC, the UK’S National Staff Dismissal Register is expected to go live. What a dystopian name. Essentially, the NSDR is an online database of workers accused of theft, forgery or fraud by their employers, whether or not the police ever convicted them. Union groups and worry that it will lead to people getting shut out of the job market. Human rights groups question whether people who’ve been falsely accused will have an opportunity for redress. And this U.K. employment law blogger, Usefully Employed, questions what happens if someone resigns for reasons other tha1984 n why they were investigated?

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