NEW YORK — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees’ documentation.A lawyer for a dozen immigrant workers at the Trump National Golf Club in New York’s Westchester County said recently that they were fired on Jan. 18. He said many had worked there for a dozen or more years. Workers at another Trump club in New Jersey came forward last month to allege managers there had hired them knowing they were in the country illegally.“We are actively engaged in uniforming this process across our properties and will institute E-verify at any property not currently utilizing this system,” Eric Trump, executive vice-president of the Trump Organization, said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “As a company we take this obligation very seriously and when faced with a situation in which an employee has presented false and fraudulent documentation, we will take appropriate action.”“I must say, for me personally, this whole thing is truly heartbreaking,” he added. “Our employees are like family but when presented with fake documents, an employer has little choice.”“This situation is not unique to Trump Organization – it is one that all companies face. It demonstrates that our immigration system is severely broken and needs to be fixed immediately. It is my greatest hope that our “lawmakers” return to work and actually do their jobs,” he said.Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly cast the millions of immigrants in the country illegally as a scourge on the health of the economy, taking jobs from American citizens. He has said they also bring drugs and crime over the border.He turned over day-to-day management of his business to Eric and his other adult son, Donald Jr., when he took the oath of office two years ago. The Trump Organization owns or manages 17 golf clubs around the world.Bernard Condon, The Associated Press
Chelsey Peart had been signed off work by her GP on a number of occasions dating back to November 2017Credit: Ben Lack Recording a narrative verdict, Mrs Slater said she could not record a conclusion of suicide as the evidence she had heard did not prove Chelsey had intended to take her own life.Mrs Slater said it would “appear from the evidence that Chelsey found it difficult to accept that she was actually quite good at what she did”.”She was always striving to be better and perhaps she was a bit of a perfectionist,” she said.Mrs Slater added: “It’s clear, not just from the evidence in court but also the documents before me, where she is repeatedly going back to this report from the occupational assessment and I have no doubt that it had a very detrimental effect on Chelsey’s wellbeing.” Mrs O’Brien added: “Chelsey disagreed and contested with the occupational health report. I said I would speak to her GP to get a second opinion.”The door was kept open – at no point was Chelsey told she wouldn’t be able to return to school.” A “perfectionist” teacher killed herself after being told she was emotionally immature and unfit to return to work. Doncaster Coroner’s Court heard Chelsey Peart, 27, who taught at Rawmarsh Community School and also ran a textiles business, was found by her husband Mark at their home in Rotherham in April. She had previously been signed off work by her GP on a number of occasions dating back to November 2017.Helen O’Brien, headteacher at the school, said she took Mrs Peart to the hospital in November last year, after she had told another member of staff she had had suicidal thoughts on the journey to work.The court also heard Mrs Peart attempted to take her life in February, information which was not shared with the school.In March Mrs Peart became “annoyed” by a letter from a therapist which labelled her as “emotionally immature”, something her mother, who was present in court, said “changed her completely”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Assistant coroner for Doncaster, Louise Slater questioned the use of the phrase ’emotionally immature’ and said it was not a “medical diagnosis”.