Morrisons worker says he has been ‘bullied’ out of his job

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A CHECKOUT assistant temporarily suspended from Morrisons for wearing a charity wristband says he has resigned.

As previously reported, Adam Austin, 28, a worker at the Morrisons store in Victory Retail Park, Portsmouth, was suspended after he violated the company’s dress code.

He wore a poppy pin badge and Help for Heroes bracelet in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Since then, the company updated its rules to allow employees not preparing fresh food to wear such items.

Mr Austin, of Nelson Road, Buckland, said: ‘I felt I had been bullied, so phoned and asked for my P45.’

Human rights group Liberty, which is now representing Mr Austin, has threatened the chain with an unfair dismissal claim if it does not issue a full apology and pay him compensation for lost earnings.

A Morrisons spokesman said: ‘Mr Austin did not resign from his job, and we haven’t dismissed him. We do not recognise Liberty’s version of events and will write to them with the full facts of the case.’