THOUSANDS of Scots workers are being exploited by rogue employers, a report said today.
Citizens Advice Scotland detailed cases of low pay, unfair dismissal and illegal treatment by employers who felt they could treat employees unfairly because of the recession.
CAS head of policy Susan McPhee said: “Most employers are fair, and there are many good organisations which fight for workers’ rights. But our evidence today shows there are still some employers who are using the recession as an excuse to mistreat their employees. They feel they can get away with it because workers are terrified of losing their job.
“We all know work is scarce and nobody who is in a job wants to lose it. But that doesn’t mean employers should be able to take liberties.
“Indeed, at times like these we feel its more important than ever that workers are treated fairly.”