People prohibited from running an employment agency or business

Updated 19 October 2023

This documents lists people prohibited from running an employment agency or employment business due to misconduct or unsuitability.

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) can apply to an employment tribunal to ban someone from running, or being involved in running, an employment agency or employment business. This relates to section 3(a) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973.

The maximum period of any prohibition order is 10 years. Anyone who breaches a prohibition order can face criminal proceedings.

List of prohibited people

Details of people who have been banned from running an employment agency or employment business, including the period of the ban.

Name Prohibition period Last known trading area
Mazhar Hayat Raja 22/04/2014 - 21/04/2024 Hounslow
Mahendrasing Caussyram 28/03/2017 - 27/03/2027 Sutton, Surrey
Jonas Lapenas 13/05/2021 - 12/05/2024 Suffolk
Dean Jacobs 02/11/2021 - 06/05/2028 Birmingham

Specific prohibitions

Name Prohibition period Conditions
None None None

Report someone for breaching a prohibition order

To report someone who has breached a prohibition order contact the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate. You can send an email to or telephone the enquiry line on 020 7215 4477.