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Right to Work

It is critical for your HR team to understand the UK’s illegal working regime so your business can avoid civil penalties, criminal liability and reputational damage.

As part of our broader Immigration solutions for HR, we offer a range of services designed to ensure that you understand the law and that you have the necessary systems in place to carry out compliant manual and online right to work checks. We can also help you to protect your business from discrimination or unfair dismissal claims while seeking to prevent illegal working.

Our solutions for illegal working include:

  • Toolkits – an overview of the illegal working regime, how to carry out manual and online right to work checks and top tips for avoiding pitfalls
  • Training – practical, in-depth sessions delivered by our expert immigration lawyers and tailored to the structure of your workforce and business, with lots of opportunity for you to get your questions answered
  • Onsite support – we are able to come to your offices to review your right to work processes, give you specific feedback on what is working well and make recommendations for any improvements

Full details of our Immigration Solutions for HR Right to Work services are in our flyer.

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