Paperboy wins compensation over sacking

A
15-year-old paperboy has gained more than £1,000 compensation in an
out-of-court settlement before an employment tribunal case over his employment
rights went ahead.

The
boy applied to the tribunal after claiming he was sacked because he failed to
find a replacement for his round while on holiday.

The
youth’s legal team was set to argue that paperboys and girls should receive the
minimum wage, paid holiday and provisions under the Working Time Directive.

Had
he won the case it could have set a precedent for new terms and condition for
the millions of children engaged in part-time work.

By Ross Wigham

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