A Sports Direct warehouse worker who feared he could lose his job by ringing in sick, later collapsed at work with a blood clot on his brain.
Guntars Zarins (52) did not want to take time off in case he received a ‘strike’ against his name, according to his daughter, Liga.
He is now in Queen’s Medical Centre recovering from a live-saving operation to drain the blood from his brain.
He has been brought out of a coma, but is paralysed. His family face an agonising wait to see if he will improve.
Guntars, who works on a zero-hour contract, came to Mansfield from Latvia four years ago and works six days a week at the main Shirebrook depot. In the days leading…