Checking employee right to work in the UK

July 18, 2022 4:16 pm Published by

As you will know, to ascertain whether an individual has the right to work in the UK, and to prevent illegal working, employers should carry out right-to-work checks. These checks should be carried out against prospective employees in advance of employment, although the Home Office guidance advises that employers can carry out the checks either on the same day employment starts before any work is carried out, or a reasonable time in advance. Care needs to be taken to avoid carrying out these checks too far in advance because an individual’s right-to-work status could change within this period. Check all prospective employees Organisations need to ensure they are carrying out these checks against all prospective employees, including those who are British or Irish. This will remove the risk...