As a result of employing illegal workers, the director of restaurant company, WT Restaurant in Weymouth, was not only fined £20,000, but was also disqualified as a company director. Jamal Uddin was found to be was employing two members of staff who were not eligible to work in the UK. He has now been prevented from being involved in the promotion, formation or management of a company for six years. Following the fine being imposed, the company went into liquidation, owing over £33,000 to creditors.

This should serve as a warning to other directors who may feel tempted to break the law when it comes to employing illegal workers. However it is quite often the case that businesses don’t carry out the necessary checks on workers to ensure they have the right to work in the UK.

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