gangmaster licencing authority

The Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) aims to protect workers by regulating businesses involved in the fresh produce supply chain and horticulture industry. The regulatory body regularly carries out audits and investigations to see if workers are receiving fair pay, treatment, benefits and conditions, and treat any organisations with severe penalties if they breach any of the legislation.

If you are facing allegations of GLA misconduct, you need to speak to a defence lawyer as soon as possible so you can ensure you are fully prepared for any hearings. Get in touch with our Manchester office today by calling 0161 827 9500, or by filling in our contact form.

what is the gla?

The GLA is a government authority that ensures employment agencies, labour providers and gangmasters are treating workers fairly. They monitor those who provide workers for the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Shellfish gathering
  • Horticulture
  • Food and drink processing and packaging

There is a strict licensing scheme that if breached could result in a business’s GLA licence being suspended or revoked. Furthermore, regulation doesn’t just cover those that provide workers, it is also the responsibility of those that hire workers, such as farmers, to check that the agency they are using is licensed.

why choose burton copeland?

The legislation laid out by the GLA is complex, so it is essential that should you be faced with allegations of a breach, you seek out legal advice from experts. The GLA defence team at Burton Copeland has handled many cases involving businesses facing investigation, and has established a reputation for their first-class service, including providing guidance during:

  • Interviews
  • Dawn raids
  • Restraint Orders
  • Trial preparation

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you always have access to expert legal assistance whenever you need it. We can also take a look at your circumstances to see if legal aid is a possibility.

contact us today

Our lawyers are available to discuss your options, provide advice throughout proceedings, and representation in a GLA investigation. Call us today on 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.