NRI Restaurateur banned for employing illegal workers in UK

INTERbanHarcharan Singh Sekhon, owner of the Bombay Blues restaurant in Glasgow who employed four illegal immigrants has been disqualified for 6 years from being director of a limited company. He failed as a director of Kirkrest Ltd, to ensure the company complied with its obligations under immigration laws, by the employment of four illegal workers

Sekhon had to give an undertaking to the UK Insolvency Service not to manage or control a company till 2022.

Robert Clarke, Group Leader of Insolvent Investigations North said ‘The Insolvency Service pursues directors who break employment and immigration laws. Hiring staff illegally means the staff do not enjoy basic employment rights, in clear breach of a director’s duties. The public has the right to expect lawbreakers face consequences, and this case should serve as a warning to other directors tempted to hire illegal staff’.

Sekhon admitted he did not comply with the obligations under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006, thereby breaching the Minimum Wage Act as well.