Troubles do not seem to end for the British online fashion retailer Boohoo!
Ever since the retailer’s name got embroiled in the Leicester’s labour rights controversy back in June, it’s been a tough time for Boohoo despite its recent efforts to take responsibility to protect the rights of workers.
And now, Liz Kendall, a Leicester MP, has urged some of the biggest shareholders of Boohoo like Jupiter and Invesco to sack the Chief Executive John Lyttle and founder Mahmud Kamani.
The call follows an independent review that was published last week, wherein there were several cases of workers making clothes for Boohoo being paid much less than the minimum wage.
The review was done by QC Alison Levitt on 62 suppliers.
As per the review, there were distinct failures in identity verification and recording of hours. Besides, there were also instances of health and safety violations.
According to MP Kendall, what was more concerning was that some of the responses to the enquiry by Mahmud Kamani were a cause of worry.
In a letter written to the shareholders, the MP said that it would be mockery of any claim to support workers if the same people who were responsible for all the rights’ violations are still kept in place by the shareholders.
Though the shareholders refused to comment on MP’s call, one can expect some decision anytime soon now that it has yet again become a talking point in the UK retail world.