In the event that your Company has gone through a TUPE transfer, you do have a responsibility to check that all the transferred employees have the right to work in the UK. It is even more important to note you only have 28 days in which to carry out these checks.
If you fail to do these checks it could result in your Business being fined up to £10,000 if an illegal worker is identified by the home office.
If you have any doubt about whether or not the documentation is valid, the Home Office will check the documentation on your behalf, but please note that this checking process can take up to 4 working days.
Where an illegal worker is identified either by you, or the Home Office, the contract of Employment should be terminated with immediate effect.
Contact us ASAP for any support needed in relation to TUPE or right to work checks and acceptable documentation.