Completing Right to Work Checks
Note: For new starters of EU/EEA/Swiss nationals from 1 January until 30 June 2021, recruiters can continue to accept only a passport or ID card as proof of right to work.
Right to Work Checks during Coronavirus
If you are a new staff member and need to provide evidence for a Right to Work check while working remotely, please see the new procedure:
Who needs a right to work check?
All potential employees require a right to work check, regardless of their nationality. This must be conducted before employment commences.
Why do we need to carry out right to work checks?
Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and the Immigration Act 2016, the University has a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees have the right to work in the UK. Checks on right to work must be carried out for every person the University intends to employ regardless of their race, ethnicity or nationality before they begin any work. If we do not comply with our duty to ensure our employees have the right to work in the UK, there are serious penalties for non-compliance such as:
- Civil Penalty - Negligent Recruitment Practice
- Criminal Penalty - Knowingly Employing Illegal Immigrants
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