When A Visa Expires: Handling ‘Right To Work’ Dismissals

When A Visa Expires: Handling ‘Right To Work’ Dismissals

Recent re-enforcement of the rules on preventing illegal working confirms the Government’s stance on getting tough on those who do not have the right to work in the UK as well as employers who employ them. It is unlawful to employ someone who does not have the right to work in the UK and so employers must implement robust checking procedures. Pressure on employers to keep on top of immigration status is high and this can sometimes lead them to make the wrong decision in haste. What should employers do to avoid fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker? What does an employer need to check? UK Visas and Immigration are responsible for enforcing laws in relation to illegal workers. It publishes a list of documents that prospective employees must produce to employers as evidence of their right to work in the UK which should be checked prior to the start of employment. The particular document produced will dictate whether any...
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