A whistleblower told The Guardian that Betfred has underpaid staff for overtime work. The source alleged that the bookmaker, which employs more than 7,000 people, didn’t let employees know that they may be owed money even after the payment problem had been identified.
The firm explained that it failed to make automatic payments to staff who were owed extra holiday pay because they had worked overtime and blamed the payment problems on its payroll systems. Instead, it was reported that holiday pay was calculated based on their contracted hours, which for some employees worked out as far fewer hours than they had actually worked - Share Cast reported.
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