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Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

Posted by Lynne on November 3rd 2016
(Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Debt Recovery, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

A restaurant owner has been disqualified from acting as director following his employment of two illegal workers in breach of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers visited the restaurant and found that the director was employing two workers who were not eligible to work in the UK. The company went into liquidation on 31 July 2015, owing its creditors £33,802, of which £20,000 was the fine imposed by the Home Office Immigration Enforcement team for employing the two illegal workers.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their companies do not employ workers who do not have the right to work within the UK. The company is requires to undertake, and prove that it has undertaken, checks on workers to establish their entitlement to work prior to recruitment.

The director signed a disqualification undertaking banning him from being a director of a company or from being involved in the promotion, formation, or management of a company for a period of six years.

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