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Indian restaurant owner banned for six years for hiring illegal workers

Indian restaurant owner banned for six years for hiring illegal workers

London, Feb 18 (UITV)- Harcharan Singh Sekhon, who employed four illegal immigrants at his Indian restaurant in Glasgow, has been disqualified by British authorities from being a director of a limited company for six years.

Harcharan Singh Sekhon, owner of the Bombay Blues restaurant in Glasgow, gave an undertaking to UK Insolvency Service not to manage or control a company for six years from February 19, 2016 until 2022.

An investigation by the Insolvency Service found that Sekhon’s failed as a director of Kirkcrest Limited to ensure that the company compiled with its statutory obligations under immigration law (Specifically, to make sure that relevant immigration checks were completed and copy documents retained), resulting in the employment of four illegal workers.

In addition, all of the illegal workers were found to be paid less than the national minimum wage, contrary to the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.

“I failed to ensure that Kirkcrest Limited compiled with its statutory obligations under The immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to ensure that relevant immigration checks were completed and copy documents retained resulting in the employment of four illegal workers,” Sekhon admitted in undertaking to the Insolvency Service.

A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with disqualification cannot act as a director of a company, take part directly or indirectly in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liabilities partnership and cannot be a receiver of company’s property.