Avoiding Employing Illegal Workers
When employing new members of staff you need to ensure they are legally entitled to work within the UK, therefore practices need to undertake the relevant checks to ascertain this.
If a member of staff is negligently employed by a practice, you can face significant fines and/or a prison sentence, so it’s vital to get this right.
Guidance is available from the Gov.UK website on the actions you need to take.
This includes a useful checking tool that prompts you to answer questions and provides a response as to whether they are entitled to work in the UK. It also provides guidance on checking the documents that have been given to you as evidence.