Bridlington restaurant could face £20,000 penalty over illegal worker claim

An illegal worker was found at the restaurant when immigration enforcement officers visited last week
An illegal worker was found at the restaurant when immigration enforcement officers visited last week

An Indian restaurant could face a penalty of up to £20,000 after a 37-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working there illegally.

Acting on intelligence, Immigration Enforcement officers visited Saffron Indian Cuisine, in St John Street, at 7pm on Friday 11 May.

A spokesperson for the Home Office said: "A 37-year-old Bangladeshi man was found to be working without the correct permission to do so.

"Saffron Indian Cuisine was served a Civil Penalty Referral Notice in relation to the illegal worker."

The notice warns that a financial penalty of up to £20,000 will be imposed unless the employers can demonstrate that appropriate right-to-work document checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or Home Office document confirming permission to work.