Mammut Sports Group AG, Complaint 445

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Employment is freely chosen
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2014-08-27

On 27 August 2014, the complainant sent a message to FWF that he was unable to resign from the factory even though he followed the legal procedure and applied for resignation 30 days in advance. According to the worker, his monthly wage is too low, which is why he wishes to resign, but his application was denied.

Findings and conclusions

On 27 August 2014, FWF's complaints handler in China received a complaint from a factory worker, who claimed that he was unable to resign from the factory even though he followed the legal procedure and applied for resignation 30 days in advance. According to the worker, his monthly wage is too low, which is why he wishes to resign, but his application was denied. FWF declared this complaint admissible and informed Mammut, the member brand sourcing at this factory. Mammut reached out to factory management, who claimed that the employee only submitted an oral request for resignation and his supervisor asked him to reconsider. Management confirmed on the worker submitted a written resignation form on the 1st of September which was approved by management. The signed resignation form was sent to Mammut and FWF for verification. The complainant was satisfied with the outcome of the complaint.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2014-09-01 Conclusion of the investigation

According to the legal requirement, a worker can resign from a factory when giving a 30 days’ notice. All due wages and benefits must be paid according to local law. The factory has granted permission to the worker to resign on the 1st of September 2014.

2014-09-15 Evaluation of the complaint

The complainant has resigned and thanked FWF and Mammut for the cooperation.

2014-09-15 Resolved

The complaint has been resolved.

Mammut is to monitor the situation with its supplier to ensure workers are able to resign when following the legal resignation procedure.