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    | Hannah Thomas
    EU immigration after free movement ends, if there’s no deal
    The Government has published new guidance on immigration rules to apply in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.  This will be of particular interest to businesses that employ EU nationals or are likely to do so after the UK leaves the EU.  In view of the immigration law changes, employers who are considering recruiting new staff from EU countries are advised to do so before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 where practicable. Read our blog here to find out more.
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    | Hannah Thomas
    When does a constructive dismissal claim fail?
    In order to succeed in a claim for constructive unfair dismissal, an employee must prove the employer has acted in such a way as to destroy the relationship of trust and confidence; that the employer’s breach has at least in part caused them to resign as a result and, finally, they demonstrate they did not accept the breach by avoiding delaying too long before resigning. A recent case, concerning a postal worker for Royal Mail provides useful guidance as to what an employee must demonstrate in order to successfully bring a claim for constructive dismissal. 
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    | Hannah Thomas
    Employer Right to Work Checking Service
    The Government online Employer’s Right to Work Checking Service enables UK employers to check the current right to work of an individual and to see whether they are subject to any immigration restrictions.  This online Checking Service was launched in April 2018.  However, employers have still needed to request paper documents alongside using the online service. Changes to legislation this month mean that employers can solely rely on the online service to demonstrate they conducted the necessary right to work checks on migrants and avoid a penalty if they are found to be employing illegal workers.  
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