Under the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 an employer may be liable for a civil penalty if they employ someone who does not have the right to undertake the work in question. Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out prescribed document checks on people before employing them, to ensure they are lawfully allowed to work. The employment team at Rix & Kay can assist employers in carrying out document checks for all employees and to make sure that employers do not inadvertently discriminate against potential employees. It is much safer to make no assumptions at all about anyone and to check everybody’s immigration status. Sometime employers will need to employ people from outside the UK and in those circumstances the employment team at Rix & Kay can assist in making sure than employers have carried out the correct procedures to ensure that somebody can work for them lawfully.