Filippa K AB, Odd Molly International AB, Complaint 74

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Payment of a living wage Reasonable hours of work
STATUS
New
DATE
2014-01-29

The plaintiff suspected that the management team knew she told the truth on the working hours to our audit team during the FWF audit in Jul 2013; as a result, her wage was decreased by 20% in Aug 2013. The management told her that she can resign, but Lap Tak will not pay severance to her, although she has been working at Lap Tak for 8 years.

This plaintiff resigned from Lap Tak in Aug 2013 and sued Lap Tak at the local court, after investigation, the local court judged that Lak Tap should compensate 24,000 RMB to the plaintiff. However, Lap Tak did not agree with the judgment and made further appeal. Finally, the court changed the judgment by the argument that the plaintiff cannot provide the attendance records (OT).

The plaintiff complained from Jan to Aug 2013, they work OT till 22:30 Mondays through Fridays and they only have 1 or 2 days off in a month.

The plaintiff also mentioned workers are coached and dared not share the true labour standards to any audit team. The plaintiff stated she cannot afford to have a further appeal at the court for her case, as he husband and daughter is disable person, she sincerely hoped FWF can help her.

New complaint

This is a new complaint that FWF has just filed. At this point in the procedure, the complaint is pending investigation, and FWF has not yet proven it to be grounded. Updates to the investigation will follow. The brand is requested to share the complaint with factory management and to get their perspective. Ideally, this includes obtaining documental evidence in addition to a statement from management.

Overview of the complaint investigation