Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

Partner Jeremy LawsThe director of a restaurant has been disqualified for six years for employing two illegal workers, the Insolvency Service has confirmed.

In February 2015, the Home Office discovered that the director, Rothna Kalam, was employing two workers who were not eligible to work in the UK. Consequently, the company, Pink Garlic (Taunton) Limited, was fined £30,000. In May 2016, the business went into liquidation, owing £45,194 to its creditors including the £30,000 fine.

The unfit conduct that led to Mrs Kalam’s disqualification included that she failed to ensure the business complied with its statutory obligations under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 to ensure relevant immigration checks were made and copy documents retained, which resulted in the employment of two illegal workers.

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