Pre- Employment Checks

Pre-employment checks are an important part of the recruitment process. They help employers to:

  • comply with the law by ensuring the employee has permission to work and remain  in the UK and has not been barred from carrying out the job – e.g. for roles working with vulnerable groups or holding the position of director
  • check that the potential employee is suitably qualified or skilled for the job
  • assess whether the potential employee is suitable for the job – e.g. for roles working with vulnerable groups or security roles
  • check that the employee is physically able to carry out the job - though employers must ensure they do not discriminate

For more information read the guide from nibusinessinfo.co.uk


Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

For all non-employment related queries or questions please fill in the box below.