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Corbyn Construction‘s solicitor sent us an email threatening to sue if we do not take this page down. Here is the email:
A local firm in Gallions Reach, London, UK is allegedly hiring undocumented immigrant workers with the intention of exploiting their undocumented status for cheap wages and long illegal hours. Corbyn LTD., a Stratford based construction contractor developed and owned by Michael Cusack and his partners opened a restaurant and bar at their property Gallions Hotel. This site is also known for being visited by Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach of Ireland.
The restaurant, named Gallions Grill, opened in Spring of 2017. The owners, Mr. Cusack and Manager Declan Hughes, hired undocumented staff for low wages and forced the employees to work long hours with unpaid wages and inadequate and illegal housing on site.
Most of the staff were from Eastern European countries, such as Czech Republic and Albania. Most of these type of workers feel “forced to work” the long hours and exposed to hazardous conditions with no overtime pay with fear of losing any minimal compensation.
Corbyn Construction LTD. dodge culpability by paying workers in cash and no verification of employment authorization. The undocumented status leaves these workers vulnerable to employer abuse all while they profit. Examples of abuse would include housing workers on site at Corbyn LTD. in illegal filthy bug ridden warehouses. The site where workers were housed by Corbyn Ltd, would also include dangerous hazards, illegal, and safety concerns. Last year, an employee was mauled by a trained guard dog and was threatened by the management of reporting the
incident to authorities.
Workers of Gallions Grill would also regularly ask for their pay slips but the owner, Mr. Cusack would avoid providing them. The impact of exploiting undocumented labor leaves behind a gap that local authorities are not doing enough to police or protect. Unauthorized workers are often timid to speak up of employer abuse and inadequate working conditions with fear of being retaliated against. More needs to be done to bring awareness of companies and owners like Corbyn Construction. so that the public can make decisions to do business with ethical and humane entities.
Corbyn Construction is currently under investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and The London City Police for a case of modern slavery reported by an employee.
Is Corbyn management hiding something behind a MODERN SLAVERY Policy ?
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