Zero hours staff to take legal action against employer over bonus scheme

One of the UK’s largest sports retailers faces legal action over barring zero hours staff from a multimillion-pound bonus scheme, a source close to the matter was able to reveal.

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A law firm representing 250 former and current Sports Direct part-time staff argued that their clients, who worked at the sportswear company on zero hours contracts between April 2008 and August 2013 were excluded from a bonus scheme breaching their employment contract.

In 2013 the bonus scheme paid out around £160m worth of shares to 2,000 permanent workers, according to newspaper reports. The law firm said that the number of claimants could amount to thousands after it received enquiries from other Sports Direct staff making complaints.

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