10 year ban for agent who took money and ran

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article 10 year ban for agent who took money and ranOn 25 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today An employment agent who took money from job hunters but failed to find themany work has been banned from operating for 10 years – the maximum possibleprohibition period. Adrian Michael Farmer, who ran three internet-based recruitment agencies,attracted job hunters with promises of opportunities for work overseas and oncruise ships. Recruits were told they had to pay a membership fee to receivedetails of the jobs, but as soon as they paid up, Farmer stopped all contact. The DTI’s Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate took action followingcomplaints from people who had lost money without finding any work. The secretary of state for trade and industry made an application to banFarmer under Section 3A of the Employment Agencies Act 1973. Under the Act, employment tribunals may prohibit individuals, companies orpartnerships, from carrying on an employment agency or an employment businessfor a period of up to 10 years. Employment minister Gerry Sutcliffe said: “The DTI will come down hardon any agency that flouts the law. This maximum 10 year ban serves as a clearmessage to rogue employment agents that they won’t get away with exploitingworkers.” Farmer’s internet-based companies operated from premises near Aberystwythand Carmarthen in Wales. They traded as the Overseas Recruitment ServicesBureau, Recruitment Services International and Amtrak International Services. www.dti.gov.uk/er/agencylast_img read more

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