Right to Work in the UK - Employment
by Ben Amunwa of The 36 Group, this series of 5 webinars will focus on the
right to work system in the UK and combines aspects of both employment and
Part 1: Introduction
During part 1, Ben will discuss the key statutory provisions which govern the right to work system. Viewers will be directed to where the statutory sources of law are located and how they fit together so that viewers appreciate who must have the right to work.
Consideration will be given to the first steps an employer who discovers suspected illegal working must take along with an overview of the right to work system, the key features of the system in practice and how it affects employers’ duties and workplace rights.
Part 2: Fair Investigations
Part 2 elaborates on the standards that all investigations into suspected illegal working should comply with.
During this session consideration will be given to the core duties that an employer must adhere to and the standards that all investigations into suspected illegal working should comply with.
Ben will elaborate on the processes which ought to be followed by employer-led investigations and will outline the appropriate procedures for taking action against a person found to be working illegally.
Part 3: Four Scenarios
Part 3 discusses the 4 main scenarios that an employer may be faced with following an investigation into whether an employee has the right to work. Ben will offer guidance in respect of the likely outcome/s in each of the 4 types of cases and viewers will receive a practical insight into what employers and their workforce are likely to encounter in practice.
Part 4: Problem Areas
Part 4 examines three problem areas where advisors and employers unfamiliar with immigration law may find more difficult. This session will focus on some of the more problematic scenarios in terms of a person's documentary evidence of their right to work and will highlight the need for employers to exercise caution in these types of cases.
Part 5: Case Law
During this session Ben will provide viewers with a summary of the key employment case law in this area, with reference to cases on the application of the right to work system. Consideration will be given to how the principles from the case law apply to employer's duties and the rights of employees and workers.
Relevant background legislation will also be discussed.
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