Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH, Complaint 108

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Safe and healthy working conditions Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Closed
DATE
2014-04-24

Plaintiff has the condition of high blood pressure. After working at the sampling department, the management recently made her work at finishing department. She needs to achieve production targets and must work standing whole day. She claims that she cannot work in these conditions because of her high blood pressure. She communicated this to the management and submitted a statement of doctor about her condition; however the factory management did not accept to change her place.

Findings and conclusions

On 24 April FWF received a complaint through it’s local complaints handler from a worker working for a factory supplying Hess Natur. The case related to the labour standards ‘Legally binding employment relationship’ and ‘Safe and health working conditions’, which are part of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices.

Plaintiff has the condition of high blood pressure. After working at the sampling department, the management recently made her work at finishing department. She needs to achieve production targets and must work standing whole day. She claims that she cannot work in these conditions because of her high blood pressure. She communicated this to the management and submitted a statement of doctor about her condition; however the factory management did not accept to change her place. The case was investigated and follow up was given for this specific situation, but also on other audit findings. Next steps will be made to look also at production pressure.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2015-04-28 Closed

Follow up was given to this complaint together with other complaints and audit findings. Follow up needs to be given to the issue of production pressure and freedom to visit the company doctor.
This case can be closed