JD Sports suspended from recruiting after exposé

JD Sports suspended from recruiting after exposé

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has suspended JD Sports from recruiting until they are ‘satisfied that workers are being treated appropriately’.

The sports retailer won’t be able to recruit at Job Centres for its warehouse in Rochdale, according to the Manchester Evening News. This comes after Channel 4 News recently exposed the ‘worse than prison’ working conditions there.

A DWP spokesman said: “We are taking these allegations seriously and have put recruitment activity with JD Sports in Rochdale on hold until we are satisfied that workers are being treated appropriately. Decision makers take into account all of the facts before applying a sanction, which includes any information provided by claimants as well as the laws around minimum working conditions.”

In a new statement JD Sports responded to the accusations by saying: “Whilst we do not believe it to be an accurate reflection of our culture, the vast majority of our people or our standards of practice and procedures, we will be launching an investigation into the implementation of our policies at our Kingsway facility.

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