All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. Always conduct simple right to work checks before you employ someone in line with Home Office guidance and make sure the individual is not disqualified from carrying out the work due to their immigration status.
Before you employ a new employee, you must check that the job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK.
Employers can either:
You can share details of your right to work in the UK using this system. You will need one of the following:
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen you can continue to use your passport or national identity card to prove your right to work in the UK until 30 June 2021.
You need to check that:
If your employee’s right to work is time limited, you will need to check their documents again when it is due to expire. The best practice would be to have a process in place or use an immigration compliance software.
Employers must ask the Home Office to check your employee or potential employee’s immigration employment status if one of the following applies:
Make sure you follow data protection law at all times.