Leigh Day files claim against Sports Direct over zero hours

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  • It's worth noting that Leigh Day are acting on a 'no win no fee' basis but campaigning group 38 Degrees are attempting to raise a small legal fund to help matters along.

    Link to campaign:

    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/contribute/Stand-with-Zahera#petition

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  • My daughter worked for this company in Horsham. They asked her to work at 5AM to unload a lorry.. When she tried to enter the centre - she was unable to raise security or the manager - so, she went home and returned for opening - only to be told.. Sorry we didn't need you, and I forgot to phone you.. You guessed it - No pay, and a wasted day!!! But what really gets me is that these staff have to sell "these bags for life." and the more they sell with the purchases the more hours they get, or that's what she was told.. ie A form of subsidising wages, and without asking my daughter again was high in my humble opinion.. Truly dreadful training, and the manager didn't mind that you could upset the customer forcing these bags on them..

    A customer challenged my daughter on "bags for life" and the manager said she wouldn't honour the statement...

    This in my opinion sums this company up... When she quit - I wasn't surprised..
    Won't be shopping there anytime soon, and was quite shocked at the profits made by the company, and the way she was treated..

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  • Ridiculous.

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  • All casual staff know from the interview stage that they are applying for a zero hour contract. They also know what that entails. Staff are not treat badly and the better workers are rewarded with more hours.
    As for the bags for life, it is part of the till staffs training that they must offer every customer a bag for life. This is standard in most retail now. If someone isn't offering these then they should be punished in some way for not doing there job properly. Again this is standard in all employment.

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  • This is the thing that all them top dogs at sports direct don't get.. Without the 20,000 staff which are on zero-hour contract.. Sports direct wouldn't be around.. How would the 10% full time staff get sports direct to where they are now with the amount of stores they have?? They wouldn't.. It's thanks to the 20,000 zero-hour staff that's got them where they are now.. And they get no thank you or anything.. They are takin advantage of the "zero-hour" contract.

    By the way I work for sports direct.

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