Arlington Automotive caught purging disabled workers

10 Jul 2020
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Arlington Automotive have ignited a firestorm of criticism after sacking 50 disabled workers only to replace them with non-disabled people just over a month later. 

The Jaguar Land Rover supplier, which owes more than £1.1m in redundancy to its disabled former workers, has hired new agency staff - 10 of which are already working at its Coventry site. 

According to the agency there are ‘loads of jobs going’ at the Jaguar Land Rover supplier - and it’s thought the firm could be attempting to fill all 50 vacancies with precarious workers. 

Arlington was also caught on camera using black-clad guards to escort disabled workers, some of which use walking sticks, to their lockers to fetch their belongings. 

Rebecca Mitchell, GMB Organiser said: 

“We’re absolutely sickened to see Arlington have purged their disabled workforce like this. These workers built that company from the ground up and now they’ve been booted out without so much as a ‘thank you’. 

“If they have money to hire new staff - why are they still avoiding paying hard-earned redundancies to their disabled workers? 

“This vile behaviour is the cruellest I’ve ever seen in eight years on the job.” 


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