Right to Work in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Gm and Am (Eu National; Establishing Self-Sufficiency)
    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
    • 10 Julio 2006

    Thus, the family member's presence in the UK (and right to work) is relied upon not in order to avoid a ‘clog’ or ‘chill’ on the exercise of the right of the EU national child but rather in order to create that very right itself – the right from which the family member then seeks to derive his own right to reside as her carer/parent.

  • Sainsbury (J) Ltd v Savage
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 Enero 1980

    It seems to me clear that, to take an example, if an employee is dismissed on the 1st -Tertiary on the terms that he then ceasesto have the right to work under the contract of employment, and that the employer ceases likewise to be under an obligation to pay the employee, the contract of employment is at an. If he has had no right to work after the 1st January and no right to be paid after the 1st January, the contract of employment must have been determined as from the 1st January,

  • MA & Others (EU national; self-sufficiency; lawful employment)
    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
    • 08 Diciembre 2006

    Second, we do not see any basis for deciding that income derived from the first and second appellants' current employment can establish their daughter's right to reside. The circularity in establishing the child's rights and then the parents' rights is no less apparent in these appeals. Here, the child's self-sufficiency is dependent upon her parents working. They only have a temporary basis for doing so for so long as they have limited leave and are permitted to work.

    An EU national who claims to be self-sufficient is not asserting a right to enter and reside in another EU state on the basis of economic activity in that country. Rather, he relies upon his resources which exist independently of any economic activity in the host Member state. Once that is established, his family members have a derivative right to accompany or join him. In addition, the central EU legislative instruments give family members a right to work in that the host Member state.

  • Nagle v Feilden
    • Court of Appeal
    • 22 Febrero 1966

    The common law of England has for centuries recognised that a man has a right to work at his trade or profession without being unjustly excluded from it. He is not to be shut out from it at the whim of those having the governance of it. If they make a rule which enables them to reject his application arbitrarily or capriciously, not reasonably, that rule is bad.

    We live in days when many trading or professional associations operate "closed shops". When a man is wrongly rejected or ousted by one of these associations, has he no remedy? I think he may well have, even though he can show no contract. The Courts have power to grant him a declaration that his rejection and ouster was invalid and an injunction retiring the association to rectify their error. He may not be able to get damages unless he can show a contract or a tort.

  • Miles v Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Marzo 1987

    The employer pays for work and the worker works for his wages. In an action by a worker to recover his pay he must allege and be ready to prove that he worked or was willing to work. In the present case the plaintiff disentitled himself for his salary for Saturday morning because he declined to work on Saturday morning in accordance with his duty.

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Legislation
  • Immigration Act 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ......; to make provision about access to services, facilities, licences and work by reference to immigration status; to make provision about the ... this section “worker” has the same meaning as in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (see section 230 of that Act) and the reference to a person ......
  • Petroleum (Production) Act 1934
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1934
    ......vested in His Majesty, and His Majesty shall have the. exclusive right of searching and boring for and getting. such petroleum:. Provided that ...(1) Part I of the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act, 1923. , as amended by any subsequent. ......
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1996
    ......monthly or other specified intervals),. . (c) any terms and conditions relating to hours of work (including any. terms and conditions relating to normal working hours),. . . (d) any terms and conditions relating to any of the following— . ......
  • Finance (No. 2) Act 1915
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1915
    ......or in any work abroad of the British Red Cross Society or the. St. John Ambulance ... . (5) Nothing in this Part of this Act shall affect the right of. appeal to the general Commissioners, and the general Commissioners. ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
Forms
  • Chapter CTM02120
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... . CTA09/S272. In computing income from letting the right to work minerals in the UK, a lessor’s necessary expenses of management ......
  • Chapter NMWM06330
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    .... . . The Worker Registration Scheme was in place until April 2011. It replaced work ... certificate was issued to the worker for each job confirming their right to work in the United Kingdom. After 12 months of uninterrupted employment ......
  • Chapter NIM39135
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    .... . . The NINo is not proof of identity or Right to Work and must not be accepted as such. It must not be used by anyone ......
  • Chapter NIM39325
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ......They must be either:. working, about to start work, or actively seeking employment, and have the ......
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