- Use of zero hours contracts;
- Use of agency workers;
- Terms and conditions of his employees, specifically deducting 15 minutes of pay for one minute of lateness; and a ‘6 strike’ system where employees are penalised for spending too long in the toilet.
Yesterday, Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley answered questions at a Business Innovation and Skills Select Committee on the way his employees are treated at his Derbyshire warehouse. It followed an undercover investigation last year by the Guardian which shed light on the working conditions of the Sports Direct staff including requiring them to undergo searches upon leaving work, including showing their underwear to prove that they had not taken anything from the warehouse. The Select Committee had invited Mr Ashley to answer questions previously but he had refused. He backed down at last minute, inviting the MPs to visit the warehouse in question but this was declined. Mr Ashley was questioned on his: