As if being paid below the minimum wage and working in Dickensian conditions isn’t enough, a hushed-up cyber attack on Sports Direct in September last year has resulted in employees’ sensitive personal data being filched. The data breach includes names, addresses, email and telephone numbers. You know, just the basics needed for your average identity fraud.
A Parliamentary Enquiry has already shown Britain’s largest sports retailer a red card for not playing by UK labour and employment rules. Adding insult to injury, Sports Direct has not as yet even told its 30,000 staff about the security breach.
Sports Direct is reluctant to comment, but it seems unlikely it will be on the shortlist for Employer of the Year in the foreseeable future.