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Why Carry Out Right To Work Checks? Employers’ Guide

Why carry out right to work Checks?

This is a question that we’re always quick to answer at uCheck.

As an employer, you have a duty to prevent your employees from working illegally.

It is your responsibility to check documents so people with no right to work in the UK are unable to obtain, or stay in, employment.

Additionally, you must to ensure that your employees have permission to do the work in question e.g. if working in a regulated activity.

If you fail to carry out these checks correctly, or at all, and you are found employing someone illegally, you could face a tough Civil Penalty of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker.

So, why carry out right to work Checks? There’s one costly answer for you…

uCheck will soon be releasing a platform for you to carry out right to work Checks.

Not only will this give employers peace of mind, but it will also satisfy your legal requirements as an employer.

Now we’re significantly expanding our offering to employers – with particular regard to pre-employment checks for SMEs, providing a veritable buffet of checks that can be completed quickly and simply online.

Our new online platform will give employers a ‘pick and mix’ of options to suit all types of applicants in all kinds of roles.

Here is a list of some of the checking options that will be available at the click of a button:-

  • Enhanced and Standard Criminal Record Checks via the DBS
  • Basic Criminal Record Checks via Disclosure Scotland
  • Driver Checks via the DVLA
  • Identity Checks
  • Adverse Credit History Checks
  • Right to Work Checks 

The new Employer HR platform is expected to be available from the summer of 2015.

Why carry out right to work checks? A summary:

Carrying out right to work checks is a legal obligation as an employer. Should you fail to do so you could face a heavy fine.

A right to work check gives you that added assurance when making a new hire.

For further information about this tool, or about any pre-employment checks for SMEs, please contact uCheck’s sale team on 0300 140 0022 or email sarah.thompson@ucheck.co.uk.

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