May 30, 2020

Coronavirus: Debenhams makes some restaurant employees redundant

Some restaurant employees at crisis-hit Debenhams say they will be made redundant at the end of the month. Louise Crowe, who worked in the Debenhams restaurant in Barrow-in-Furness, told the BBC she had no idea she would be made redundant during the conference call. Jessica Riseley said she had only worked at a Debenhams restaurant for 16 weeks before the lockdown began. Sarah Smith told the BBC she had worked in a Debenhams restaurant since October 2016. A Debenhams spokesperson told the BBC that, despite the restaurant redundancies, it is preparing to reopen "The vast majority of its stores from 15 June" following negotiations with the landlords of 120 sites.

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