Northern Ireland

Domino's Pizza worker wearing poppy is sent home

Image caption Domino's Pizza said delivery drivers were free to wear poppies

Domino's Pizza has launched an investigation after one of its workers who was wearing a poppy was sent home.

The incident involved a delivery driver working at its Antrim store on Sunday night.

In a statement, the firm said team members were not permitted to wear poppies in store for food safety reasons, as the pins were "very small and could easily detach".

However, it said delivery staff were "free to wear poppies if they so wish".

The firm added that it was "aware of the sensitivities around wearing poppies in Northern Ireland".

"As our stores are food preparation areas we absolutely cannot risk any foreign bodies falling into the food - I am sure our customers can appreciate that the safety of our food is paramount," the Domino's Pizza statement added.

"Domino's delivery staff are free to wear poppies if they so wish.

"The store would like to apologise for any confusion caused and an investigation into how the misunderstanding occurred will be carried out.

"We are happy for our team members to wear proper enamel poppy pins with a secure back to them and will be speaking with the British Legion to make these available to our team members in future years."

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