Guidance

Avoiding discrimination while preventing illegal working: code of practice

Guidance for employers on how to avoid discrimination when carrying out right to work checks.

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Code of practice for employers: avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working

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Employers must carry out right to work checks on their employees. This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to avoid illegal discrimination when carrying out the checks.

The illegal-working penalties collection includes all documents for employers on preventing illegal working.

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Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 24 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. added link to new online Employer Checking Service tool
  2. First published.