This week the Daily Mail revealed that the United Kingdom Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper.
Baroness Scotland, who is the Government’s chief legal adviser, employed 27-year old Tongan Loloahi Tapui for six months, the paper claimed.
However, a spokesman for the Minister said she had employed the woman “in good faith”, believing she was entitled to work in the UK. Ms Tapui has now been dismissed.
Employers are under a duty to verify the status of their employees and the UK Border Agency regularly dish out on-the-spot civil penalties of up to £10,000 to firms employing illegal immigrants ‘naming and shaming’ them on their website.
Knowingly taking on an illegal worker is a criminal offence punishable by a two-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine. FULL STORY…
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