I’ve been out of my sequestration for over a year now but i completing a job application form to work in a retail shop and it’s asking if i’ve ever been bankrupt. What kind of checks can be done which would show i had been bankrupt?
Your employer can check the insolvency register which will show you were sequestrated. It’s probably best you are honest with the employer as it’s more likely to impact you if they find out in the future.
You often find employers aren’t as bad about dealing with people being sequestrated or bankrupt as they used to be. It can depend on the role you’re applying for but in most cases not declaring has caused more problems than being honest, in my experience anyway.
There could be many reasons the application form is asking, in my experience it’s just become a standard question most employers ask. I have known many people who work with cash on a daily basis to have been sequestrated and the employers have no problem with it.
The way i would suggest thinking about it is, if the employer does care about the sequestration question they are likely to check the register, if not you’re as well being honest.
Just a quick update on my situation with the job. I completed the application form honestly and told them i had been sequestrated, i got an interview where they asked me some questions about it. I just explained it was due to debts with an ex partner and that i don’t have an issue with managing money any more.
They were really good about it and said these things happen to everyone, in fact one of the managers said he had also been in a trust deed.
I’m pleased to say i also got the job and start next week, thanks for the advice guys.