Employment tribunal bites off more than it can chew in right to work case

Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd (t/a Dominos Pizza) (Rev 1) [2018] UKEAT 0265_17_1304 is a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. It touches on the vexed issue of an employee continuing to work while awaiting a decision from the Home Office on an immigration application. From an immigration law perspective, none of the parties cover themselves in glory in this case. I do, however, think that says more about the complexity of the immigration regime, and employers’ fear of the punitive “hostile environment” (£20,000 fine anyone?) rather than being a reflection on the parties, lawyers, or judges. Unlawfully dismissed for not providing proof of attempt to renew immigration status The…

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