Our aim is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and given an equal opportunity, both in gaining employment and employment practices, regardless of their sex, race, age, disability, sexuality, marital status, religion or socioeconomic factor.
Equal opportunities monitoring
Prevention of illegal working
Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK. Under sections 15-25 of the Act employers are required to make document checks on every person they intend to employ. It is a criminal offence to employ someone who has no right to work in the UK. The Act gives a statutory defence against prosecution to employers where they can show they have checked and copied certain original documents. Employers are also obliged to ensure that recruitment practices do not discriminate against individuals on racial grounds.
You can read the full Prevention of Illegal Working Guidelines here.