Carry out checks on the immigration status of TUPE transferred employees
- Employers face civil penalties for negligently employing illegal workers, and commit a criminal offence if they knowingly employ illegal workers.
- Home Office guidance states that transferees have a certain "grace period" after the transfer in which to carry out the appropriate document checks regarding the transferring employees' immigration status.
- The employer should, within the specified period following the transfer, check and retain a copy of either one document, or two in a specified combination, from the prescribed lists, taking reasonable steps to verify their authenticity.
- Where the transfer involves sponsored migrants there are further duties on the transferee (as well as on the transferor).