A Lidl manager is suing his former bosses after the budget supermarket chain sacked him for working too hard.
The dedicated employee – named only as Jean P. by Spanish media in Barcelona – would regularly arrive at his branch by 5am.
He would then spend hours shelf-stacking, checking orders and price-checking to make sure the branch was ready for when sales staff arrived.
But he was dismissed by bosses who claimed he had breached Lidl’s rules banning unpaid overtime.
A dismissal letter accused him of “very serious laboural unfulfillment” after regional bosses checked the shop’s CCTV security footage.