Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, February 14, 2014
Yes, I would recommend always disclosing this type of information. If it has been expunged, it may not appear on a background check, but if for some reason it does and you have not disclosed it, your job offer may be rescinded. Being up front with this type of information is much better than an employer finding out about it later. And depending on what the matter is, it may have no bearing on whether or not you are selected for a position.