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An asylum seeker is someone who has applied for recognition of refugee status in the UK and is awaiting a decision on his or her application for refugee status.
Asylum seekers do not normally have the right to work in the UK. In contrast, refugees (ie those who have received a positive decision on their asylum claim) have full employment rights in the UK.
AUDIO – Friday Podcast: health and safety, higher education HR, a tribunal In the Night Garden and Learning at Work Day
18 Jan 2008
News and analysis in the human resources sector including:
alarming news on news EU proposals for health and safety
11 Jan 2008
News and analysis in the human resources sector including: a look at the possible establishment of a new diversity association...
7 Jan 2008
The TUC has backed calls from children’s charity Barnado’s to allow UK asylum seekers to work.The charity’s report – ‘Like...
4 Jan 2008
Human resources news and analysis including:
a look at what 2008 has in prospect for employers
the first major tribunal...
20 Dec 2007
Watford footballer Al Bangura has been granted a last-minute reprieve from deportation to Sierra Leone after immigration minister Liam Byrne...
Home Office’s immigration policy confirms employers face £10,000 fine for unwittingly hiring an illegal worker
26 Nov 2007
Companies face being hit with a £10,000 fine for each illegal worker they unwittingly hire after the government confirmed that...
12 Nov 2007
The government is to check the immigration status of 40,000 staff cleared to work in the security industry following revelations...
2 Nov 2007
A solicitor at a Yorkshire law firm has said that HR professionals working in the catering industry could face serious...
17 Oct 2007
Migrants earn higher wages than UK-born workers, a government report has revealed.The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Immigration found that...
Visa applications centres closure plan raises fears of more potential terrorists getting jobs in the UK
9 Jul 2007
ExclusiveThe government plans to close down UK visa application outposts in more than 140 countries, increasing the risk of potential...
Firms would benefit from employing refugees in appropriate jobs if there was more support on bureaucratic processes
22 Jun 2007
Employers need to have access to improved information that demonstrates the benefits of employing refugee workers, research has found.A study...
Economic, employment, educational and environmental factors cause seven-year gap in life expectancy of men in London
1 May 2007
Rising unemployment in London has been blamed in part for the seven-year variation in the average life expectancy of people...
24 Apr 2007
Legal experts have broadly defended immigration minister Liam Byrne over his new points-based work visa system – but not without...
Fears for immigrants on work permits grow as changes to Highly Skilled Migrant Programme take effect
18 Apr 2007
Fears are growing over the welfare of the tens of thousands of immigrant workers who face being forced out of...
23 Mar 2007
Thousands of workers at the Ministry of Defence and Identity and Passport Service are to strike on 30 March in...