A Right to Work Check verifies that each person you recruit is legitimately permitted to work under the laws of your country. This check is the employer’s obligation, and depending on how serious the violation was, permitting an illegal worker to work might result in imprisonment or financial penalties. These charges might also be applied to organisations that provide references, such as hiring agencies. 

Why should you conduct a Right to Work Check?

Right to Work checks should be conducted by employers due to several reasons, some of which are:   

  • To ensure each employee is qualified to work for your business to minimize risk and accountability. 
  • To defend your organisation against severe legal repercussions (fines and maybe incarceration depending on the severity of the breach), if it is discovered that your employee is not authorised to work. 
  • Screening potential applicants will save you time and money in the long run by allowing you to determine whether the individual is qualified for the post from the start. 
  • An applicant or employee may exhibit a lack of honesty in their professional behaviour if they are not honest about their visa and work credentials. 

Who should perform Right to Work checks?

Every company should perform right to work checks as part of a thorough hiring procedure. Make sure your organisation is protected by carrying out the essential right to work checks due to globalisation and the rise in employers from other countries.

Right to Work Check

Please enter details of the individual to be screened along with your payment details.

Who is eligible to work in the UK?

  • You are eligible to work in the UK if you have established status there, such as ILR or EU resident status. or 
  • If you have a lawful immigration status that enables you to do the job in question, such as a Skilled Worker visa. 

When should you conduct Right to Work Checks?

EMPS advises completing right to work checks prior to recruiting potential employees. Any organisation that does pre employment screening should include a right to work check since it is crucial to evaluating the applicant and determining if it is secure to hire them.

Why choose EMPS?

  • We verify a candidate’s visa and passport status with the appropriate immigration authorities as part of our right to work checks.  
  • By evaluating this status, we can determine if the applicant is authorised to work there and/or reveal any visa restrictions that may apply. As a result, it eases the mind of the employer. 
  • As we are aware that there is no one-size-fits-all method for conducting employment screenings, we customise to the specific needs of your organisation.