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A spokesperson for the Home Office have confirmed that Byron Burgers in Harrogate have not been involved in the current action against Byron Burger restaurants.
Byron Burgers were unwilling to comment on the matter, other than to release the following statement.
A spokesperson for Byron said:
We can confirm that several of Byron’s London restaurants were visited by representatives of the Home Office. These visits resulted in the removal of members of staff who are suspected by the Home Office of not having the right to work in the UK, and of possessing fraudulent personal and right to work documentation that is in breach of immigration and employment regulation.
The Home Office recognises that Byron as an employer is fully compliant with immigration and asylum law in its employment practices, and that Byron had carried out the correct ‘right to work’ checks on staff members, but had been shown false/counterfeit documentation.
At Byron we are proud of the diversity of our restaurant teams, built around people of all backgrounds and all walks of life.
We have cooperated fully and acted upon the Home Office’s requests throughout the course of the investigations leading to this action, and will continue to do so.