Tribunal compensation award for 29 pence per hour worker

A
worker with learning difficulties who was paid 29 pence an hour for stacking
shelves has won £5,000 in compensation, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The
man earned £60 in his first month at Falcon Cash and Carry in Leicester,
despite working up to 10 hours a day. His wage was eventually increased to just
under £1 an hour.

Ashvin
Patel, a director of the company, said in a court statement that no other
employee had complained. "I would like to think that I treat my staff as
family," he said.

The
national minimum wage rate is £4.50 an hour for workers aged 22 or over.

By
Mike Berry

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