Blackout AG, Complaint 378

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Reasonable hours of work Safe and healthy working conditions Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Closed
DATE
2009-05-28

A worker claimed she had been unlawfully dismissed, that there were unregistered workers, breaks were refused, the work pace was excessive and workers were verbally abused.

Findings and conclusions

This complaint in Turkey concerned a factory supplying FWF affiliate Blackout AG. A worker claimed she had been unlawfully dismissed, that there were unregistered workers, breaks were refused, the work pace was excessive and workers were verbally abused. The investigation was delayed while the results of legal proceedings were pending. When this dragged on, FWF decided to conduct offsite interviews. Just when the investigation was concluded, the court case was decided in favour of the plaintiff, awarding her legal compensation for the unfair dismissal. Most of the other complaints were found justified and Blackout has received FWF’s recommendations for remediation. Verification will take place when a corrective action plan has been implemented.
The outcome of the complaint regarding dismissal has already been verified through direct contact with the involved parties. FWF considers this part of the complaint closed.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2010-12-12 Closed

This complaint is closed