Employer obeys employment law

29-07-16

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock (5801845d) A Byron restaurant chain in Fulham Broadway Byron Burger Chain Immigration Raids, London, UK - 28 Jul 2016 Nationals from Albania, Egypt, Brazil and Nepal suspected of "not having the right to work in the UK and fraudulent documentation were arrested by Immigration officials at several Byron hamburger restaurants across London

BURGER restaurant Byron has been accused of acting in full accordance with UK immigration law. 

The chain has angered customers by co-operating with immigration services, betraying employees who had lied about their identities, just to avoid potentially unlimited fines.

Eleanor Shaw, who has vowed never to eat in a Byron again, said: “What other laws do they obey? All of them?

“They should have hidden all the employees who weren’t legally allowed to work in an attic behind a secret door until all this immigration business blows over.

“Instead they sold out, choosing their future as a viable business over dozens of staff who weren’t legally able to work.

“If the whole chain had been shut down in a nationwide immigration investigation, with prison sentences and the loss of 1,500 jobs, I for one would have been proud.”

Shaw added: “I shall be going to a rival chain this weekend, and I shall ask for my burger to be cooked by an undocumented worker on less than the minimum wage. In solidarity.”

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