Mike Ashley’s USC reportedly met with administrators at Duff & Phelps two months before staff at its Dundonald warehouse were given just 15 minutes of consultation ahead of losing their jobs.
Duff & Phelps and Gallagher Partnership were appointed joint administrators to USC on January 13.
According to a report issued by the administrators Duff & Phelps met a secured creditor of the young fashion retailer on November 14 and the Gallagher Partnership then met with USC on December 17.
However workers were not informed that their jobs had been axed until January 14, and the staff claim they were given just 15 minutes’ notice of their redundancy.
As reported by Drapers yesterday (February 9) the former USC staff are to begin legal action against Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley over the job losses. Thompsons Solicitors have agreed to represent the workers on a no-win, no-fee basis.