On-line right to work checks introduced

Employers can now in most cases carry out their “ right to work checks” using an on-line system.

It is important to note that on-line checks may not be suitable for every prospective employee or employee and that you will need the consent of an individual to  carry out a check.

The amended Home Office guidance reminds employers not to discriminate against someone who prefers for a  manual check to be carried out rather than an on-line one though they can of course encourage the use of the new system.