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29 September 2022

Campaign Launch: Challenge The Checks

Right to work checks are broken. Its time to #ChallengeTheChecks

Migrants’ Rights Network, Migrants at Work and Open Rights Group have partnered in a campaign to uncover the negative effects of expecting employers to enforce immigration law in the workplace.

Legislation that is causing this suffering is complex and confusing, incorporating aspects from employment, data rights and Home Office applications. Migrants are effectively living in fear as their futures depend on error-prone digital services or employers who don’t understand the rules.

The Challenge the Checks campaign aims to investigate and raise awareness of two key areas:

  • Issues arising from right to work checks including the Government checking service and third-party apps
    • Technical issues with platforms such as share code errors, data sharing, discrimination from facial recognition software and workers being illegally asked to pay for them
  • Unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace due to a pending immigration status application in the Home Office, known as Section 3C Leave

This campaign will run indefinitely. The coalition will use their combined expertise to piece together the wide extent of how these two areas are affecting migrant communities across the UK. 

But we need your help. If you have a story to tell or, if you want to discuss your experience in more detail, you can email [email protected] or call us on 07467 284767.

Click here for the full campaign.