Baroness Scotland fine a 'warning to firms.'

Phillips, Lucy
October 2009
People Management;10/8/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p10
The article reports on a warning issued by experts to companies regarding the penalty issued to Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Attorney General for England and Wales and Northern Ireland, for illegally employing a Tongan housekeeper. Experts warned that human resources (HR) departments must make the right recruitment checks to avoid the same penalty. According to Lin Homer, chief executive of the British Border Agency, the maximum fine of 10,000 pounds will be issued to those who do not check the working status of employees.


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