Boohoo faces modern slavery allegations at Leicester warehouse

Boohoo Carol Kane and Maumud Kamani

Boohoo has become embroiled in a modern slavery row amid claims that workers at factories in Leicester are being paid as little as £3.50 per hour.

An undercover investigation revealed that employees at a warehouse operating under the name Jaswal Fashions were being paid well below the minimum wage of £8.72 for workers aged 25 and above.

And reporters also found that no additional health or social distancing measures had been put in place at the site, despite the fact that Leicester has become the first city in England to be placed into a localised lockdown following a rise in coronavirus cases. 

The probe by The Sunday Times produced video footage of one of its journalists packing garments for Boohoo’s Nasty Gal brand.

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