Hit out on 'forced labour'

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith has hit out at the Birmingham University graduate who won her Court of Appeal claim that she was forced to abandon volunteering at a museum to work for free at Poundland.

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Full report on university student's legal action

An unemployed university graduate who says she was forced to take an unpaid job stacking shelves at Poundland has begun an historic legal challenge against the government.

Cait Reilly from Birmingham claims it was a breach of her human rights.

The twenty three year old had to leave her voluntary work placement at a museum in order to take up the bargain store job. She feared if she didn't she would lose her job-seekers allowance.

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