Agency worker jailed and banned from agency’s premises

An agency worker has been banned from the premises of a recruitment agency and jailed following a row with the agency’s staff.

As Lincolnshire Live reports, Lincoln Crown Court heard Maris Alksnittis entered Vital Recruitment on Boston High Street requesting payment he alleged was due for an induction session.

Alksnittis then became aggressive, demanding to see the manager when told by staff that there was no money for him.

The prosecution told the court Alksnittis had briefly left the building but returned and continued to argue with staff, demanding money and picking up a laptop.

An agency manager tried to retrieve the laptop from Alksnittis. However, he was able to pull away and left the building with it on a pushbike but was pursued by staff and detained.

Alksnittis, of Frampton Place in Boston, pleaded guilty to the theft of the laptop computer worth £1.5k as a result of the incident on 11 October this year.

His defence claimed Alksnittis was desperate for the money as he was attempting to raise a deposit for his mother for her to obtain rented housing, whom he claimed was homeless and living on the streets at the time.

His defence added Alksnittis claimed he had been promised an induction payment from the agency and having not been given work by them for two weeks he went to get his induction payment, only to be told he was no longer going to be given it.

Alksnittis was jailed for two months and given a three-year restraining order preventing him from entering the premises of Vital Recruitment.

Recruiter contacted Vital Recruitment for comment but had not heard back by deadline.

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