Right to Work

Looking for a quick and easy way to check Right to Work status?

We offer the widest range of Right to Work services to make compliance simpler, whether you are checking ID documents for a few employees or for thousands. Our Right to Work services support the statutory excuse and our expert helpdesk team are on hand to offer advice and support. 

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A bit about Right To Work compliance

All employers must check that staff are allowed to work for you in the UK before you employ them. You must check their original identity documents with them present and you must take and keep copies and record the date you made the check. If you employ an illegal worker and cannot show that you carried out the correct Right to Work check you could face a civil penalty.

You must carry out the same checks on all staff regardless of their nationality. For example, only carrying out checks on those who you believe are not British citizens could leave you open to accusations of discrimination – see the Home Office code of practice for employers on avoiding discrimination.

The best place to start if you want to find further information about Right to Work is on the Government’s website where you will find lots of useful information and tools to ensure you stay compliant.

The Home Office encourage the use of Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) as a way to quickly and easily help you establish the authenticity of ID and provide guidance to this technology which you can download here.