Hiring Ukrainian Refugees- How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 21 April 2022
I have read that the UK government is facilitating Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK and that some have already arrived in NI. I am a HR manager and the organisation has job vacancies and I would wish to offer a Ukrainian refugee a job. How do I handle that?
Before employing anyone, an employer must conduct ‘Right to Work’ checks. It is crucial that an employer ascertains the immigration status of a proposed job applicant. It is a criminal offence to knowingly employ an illegal immigrant, which carries a possible custodial sentence of up to 5 years, and other potential sanctions can impact the business itself.
It is important to know the difference between an asylum seeker and refugee.
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