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Right to Work checks. What, everyone?

10.07.2018 | Dan | Right to work Back To Blog Posts

Firstly, with Right to Work checks, we must look at what the law says.

Under section 15 of the 2006 Act, an employer may be liable for a civil penalty if they employ someone who does not have the right to undertake the work in question.[1]

The civil penalty can be up to £20000 per illegal worker.

Well, that’s quite a big number but that would pale into insignificance compared to the possible criminal conviction carrying a prison sentence of up to five years. The list of following sanctions goes on…

Valid Documents

A valid document will fall into one of the following categories.

  • Passport
  • Biometric Residence Permit
  • National Identity Card
  • Full Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalisation
  • Passport with valid Visa inside

If you’re employing someone – no matter what their origin – as an employer you must make sure that the person you are employing has the right to work. The good news is that it’s easy to protect yourself. We can verify the documents for you. The regulations state that the employer must have physical possession of the ID document and retain a copy. But how do you know that the document you’ve been handed is genuine?

We can check the document is legitimate prior to the candidate presenting this to you. Uploaded documents can be biometrically checked affording you protection against prosecution and confirming they are the real deal.