Illegal working is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry. There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the process of checking a prospective employee’s right to work, but it is essential that sites are aware that the correct processes are in place. Even if the main contractor is not legally responsible for ensuring right to work, as they are often not the direct employer, it is their reputation and project which would suffer if illegal workers were found on site.
See the examples below for how one site in the Republic of Ireland addressed this:
Working directly with government bodies helps dispel misunderstanding about the issue of illegal workers and ensures the correct processes are in place.
Monitor report. John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd. Republic of Ireland. February 2017.
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