How can I find out whether a new staff member has the right to work in the UK?

One of the most important factors here is not discriminating against prospective staff because of their nationality, colour, race, ethnic origins or any other factor, so you should ask ALL new employees for proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The list of documents that are acceptable proof is on the Government website Just because a person is not able to produce documents does not mean they are in the UK illegally. You can refer them to the UK Border Agency for further assistance.

Remember it is a criminal offence to employ a person who is not allowed to work in the UK and you could face a civil penalty fine of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker!

Filled Under: Recruiting Posted on: 25th August 2020

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