Mayerline NV, Complaint 452

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Reasonable hours of work Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2011-10-13

According to the worker he had been fired by this management as he was not willing to assist his supervisor with overtime work after regular working hours. The worker refused as he had worked overtime till 23:00 during the previous night. The worker was handed a resignation letter given by factory and he was put under pressure to sign it. The worker refused as he would not get severance pay in case of signing the letter.

Findings and conclusions

On 13 October 2011, FWF's complaints handler in China received a complaint from a factory worker, who claimed that he had been fired by this management as he was not willing to assist his supervisor with overtime work after regular working hours. The worker refused as he had worked overtime till 23:00 during the previous night. The worker was handed a resignation letter given by factory and he was put under pressure to sign it. The worker refused as he would not get severance pay in case of signing the letter. FWF declared this complaint admissible and informed Mayerline, the FWF member brand sourcing at the factory. Mayerline contacted factory management and set out to find a solution that was acceptable for both management and the worker. It was decided that the complainant would return to his work station. The complainant was satisfied with the outcome of the complaint.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2011-10-18 Verification

On 18 October 2011 FWFs local complaints handler in China contacted the worker that had filed the complaint. The worker then confirmed that he returned to his work station.

2011-11-29 Resolved

The complaint has been resolved.