Category Archives: Immigration

Immigration: Post-Brexit – status of EU workers in the UK

Home Office Statement of Intent In June 2018, the Home Office published a statement of intent (available here) about how EU citizens and their families can apply for ‘settled status’ in the UK under the new EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens or a non-EU family member of an EU citizen who have been resident in the…
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Case update (2): Unfair dismissal – Right to work and to appeal

Summary:  Is it fair to refuse to give a right of appeal against dismissal, where the employer has reasonably (but mistakenly) reached the conclusion that an employee has no right to work in the UK? No, says the EAT in Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, available here. Facts:  Mr Afzal, the…
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Home Office guidance – right to work checks

right to work
The Home Office has published an updated version of An Employer’s Guide to Right to Work Checks, available here. The main changes to the guide concern: what to do in relation to a non-EEA national who has been a long-term lawful resident of the UK since before 1988, and does not possess acceptable right to…
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Newsflash: Post-Brexit – status of EU workers working in the UK

Do you employ EU nationals in the UK? If so, you might be getting queries from employees anxious as to their status following the recent UK decision to leave the EU. In association with our partner in business immigration law, leading immigration expert Natasha Gya Williams, here are some key pieces of advice: Nothing has…
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Blog: Modern Slavery – a twenty-first century wake up call

Anne-Marie Boyle
Slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, human trafficking: whatever label it is given, it  is still a blight on our society. The International Labour Organisation estimate that over 21 million men, women and children are in some form of forced labour in the world today. We are not just taking about developing world ‘sweat shops’,…
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