An electrician has been left without a job after his employer cancelled his contract due to a “concern for the safety of employees” at a Tesco supermarket in Leeds.
Read moreA customer was walking past the Tesco store on Wednesday when a worker on a wheelie bin noticed the wheelie machine, the company said in a statement.
The worker told Tesco that he saw the man walk towards him with the machine and noticed that it was being pushed into the bin, the statement said.
Tesco did not give further details about what caused the employee to be taken off the job.
However, it said that it had cancelled his contractual employment contract, the first of its kind for a Tesconverter.
“We want to stress that we are aware of this incident and take it very seriously,” it said.
“The safety of our employees is our number one priority and we will take all appropriate action to ensure this does not happen again.”
This is not the first time that a TesCo employee has been involved in a safety incident and our staff have always been professional and have taken safety and customer service very seriously.
“The company said it was “extremely sorry” to the customer and that it would be “extremely careful” in the future to ensure “the safety of customers”.
It said it had “re-engaged with the employee and is doing all it can to support him in this difficult situation”.
The incident comes a day after a Teslin worker was caught on CCTV pushing a wheeler into a shopping cart in Glasgow.
The incident has sparked a number of protests and a public inquiry into the incident.
Teslin’s chief executive, Andrew Wood, has said the worker was not an employee of the company and has said that he would investigate the incident as soon as possible.