Category: Liabilities cover
A takeaway owner based in West Yorkshire has been successfully prosecuted for neglecting to ensure his employees against work-related injuries and illnesses.
Mohammed Aslam, who owns the Raj Indian restaurant on Leeds Road in Bradford, was found guilty of breaching the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 by Bradford Magistrates Court and was fined £2,500 with full costs of £2,585.40.
Mr Aslam, who failed to attend his court appearance, was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the watchdog received a complaint that he did not possess compulsory liabilities cover.
The businessman ignored a letter requesting he provide evidence of holding the insurance, then neglected to respond to a 'notice to produce' issued by the HSE.
Lee Perry, an inspector with the HSE, commented: "It's wholly unacceptable for employers not to arrange insurance to cover their employees for incidents or illnesses that can occur because of their work."
In November, landscaping firm the Norfolk Ranger was fined £700 for a breach of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.
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