Workers accused of theft or damage could soon find themselves blacklisted on a register to be shared among employers. Innocent people could find it impossible to get another job if listed on the online database of workers accused of theft and dishonesty – regardless of whether they have been convicted of any crime.

Here we find more punishment without due process, an extension of the presumption of guilt and subjugation of the individual to another system open to abuse.

Of course employers wish to avoid hiring criminals, but branding people as criminals and punishing them without due process is deeply wrong. The episode is further evidence of the breakdown of the classical Rule of Law.

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