Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH, Nudie Jeans Co., Complaint 113

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Payment of a living wage Reasonable hours of work Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2014-12-18

Three workers, all migrant workers from a different region, stated they wanted to terminate their employment with the factory for personal reasons, but management refused to accept their resignation. Further, according to the complainants

Findings and conclusions

On 11 August, three workers, all migrant workers from a different region, stated they wanted to terminate their employment with the factory for personal reasons, but management refused to accept their resignation. Further, according to the complainants, factory management said they would not receive social security settlement and bonus if they left. On 19 August there was a call between the brand, factory management and FWF’s country representative to discuss the situation. The factory claimed that workers were free to terminate their employment within legal notice periods, and that payments would be made according to law.

By September, FWF learned that all three workers had resigned and received their due wages, as well as their social security numbers, so now they are able to claim social security. Those workers who were elegible also received a settlement payment. FWF further suggests that the member support the development of a resignation and leave policy at the factory, in dialogue with workers.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2015-08-01 Resolved

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