Mammut Sports Group AG, Complaint 73

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Employment is freely chosen
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2014-04-11

On 11 April 2014 a worker contacted FWF through the Chinese QQ system to complain his employer refused to accept his resignation. The worker was still in his probation period and wished to resign from the factory as soon as possible. His probation period was from 18 February to 18 April 2014.

Findings and conclusions

On April 11 a complaint was received bij FWF’s local complaint handler in China. The complaint was filed by a worker, working for a factory supplying Mammut and related to the standard ’employment is freely chosen’ which is part of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices.

The worker was still in his probation period and wished to resign from the factory as soon as possible. His probation period was from 18 February to 18 April 2014. Mammut immediately notified the supplier. Shortly after, the plaintiff had a meeting with his employer where they came to a mutual decision that he will resign from the factory at the end of May 2014. The plaintiff was happy to stay a bit longer at the factory. He thanked FWF and Mammut for the cooperation

Overview of the complaint investigation

2014-04-20 Investigation

Mammut immediately notified the supplier and requested a response of management.
Shortly after, the plaintiff contacted FWF again to inform FWF he had a meeting with his employer where they came to a mutual decision that he will resign from the factory at the end of May 2014.

2014-04-20 Conclusion of the investigation

According to the legal requirement, a worker who is in probation period can resign from a factory without an advance notice of 30 days. The other way around, an employer is able to dismiss the employee without advance notice. The factory shall grant permission to the worker to resign per the end of May 2014 without conditions and all due wage and benefits shall be fulfilled.

2014-04-20 Remediation

This case was quickly resolved after Mammut informed the supplier of the complaint. The plaintiff came to an agreement which was acceptable to both parties.

2014-04-20 Verification

FWF verified with the plaintiff this decision was acceptable to him.

2014-04-20 Evaluation of the complaint

The plaintiff was happy to stay a bit longer at the factory. He thanked FWF and Mammut for the cooperation.

2014-04-20 Resolved

This complaint is resolved.