Poundland graduate wins no pay case
A GRADUATE who was forced to work at Poundland for free has won an appeal to deal a major blow for the Government’s backto-work schemes.
Cait Reilly, 24, from Birmingham, argued that being made to work in the discount shop for nothing while looking for permanent work was illegal.
Jamieson Wilson, 40, an unemployed HGV driver from Nottingham who was stripped of jobseeker’s allowance for refusing an unpaid cleaning role, also won his legal challenge.
Lord Justice Pill, Lady Justice Black and Sir Stanley Burnton said the rules behind most of back-to-work schemes were unlawful.
The pair’s solicitors claimed the ruling meant anyone docked jobseekers’ allowance for not complying with schemes could demand the money back.