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  • Frequently Asked Employment Questions - Why must we request documentary evidence of the right to work in the UK from someone who is clearly British?
    The risk here is really one of race discrimination. That's because in complying with your statutory obligations under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, you run the risk of an allegation along these lines if you're selective about whom you ask to produce such documentation. So you need to take steps to ensure you don't act in a discriminatory manner. This means asking all prospective employees to produce such evidence, even if they claim, or appear, to be British.  
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  • Frequently Asked Employment Questions - Must we always grant leave for religious holidays?
    No, this is a myth. Whilst the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of religion or belief, there's nothing that requires you to grant leave for each and every type of religious holiday requested. In fact, you're only expected to do your best to accommodate requests and, in doing so, balance them against the needs of your business. Consider alternative work patterns to enable the religious holiday even if they aren't workable in the end and don't rely on cost considerations alone....
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