"Dont think of a subcontracting chain as a piece of string, ie two ends, think of it as a chain of events, with only one End (a start, supremarket places order, and end, supplier fulfills order), IE Top Down responsibility, You are responsible for the actions you cause to be carried out, by a sub contractor."
Cause? My subcontract says nothing about employing illegal labour to make my own brand lasagne. This 'cause' thing you speak of, is it some sort of mind meld? Some sort of telepathy?
Ying ying ying....employ illegal labour.... ying ying ying.
I mock, subcontractors have free choice and you are not responsible for the acts of others. If there was some offence committed by the supermarket, there needs to be a law that addresses their part, and a judicial process against *them*.
If the contract said they were required to employ illegal labour it would be void, or the subcontractor could sue to recover any fine.
That clause should be removed, it is not compatible with the right to justice.
Secondly, the clause that says "this law does not apply to workers from the EU", this should have "and their families" added to it.