Odd Molly International AB, Complaint 149

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Closed
DATE
2015-12-02

The complainant claimed that on 26 november 2015 she was informed she was laid off and her last working day would be 30 November 2015. The factory was only willing to settle the last month’s salary (November) with her. They requested the worker to sign on a resignation letter to prove that it was the workers´ initiative to resign from the factory instead of being laid off.

Findings and conclusions

On 2 December 2015 a complainant contacted the FWF complaints handler after being informed on 26 November that she had been laid off, and that her last working day would be 30 November 2015.

The member contacted the supplier, who assured that the situation was a misunderstanding. According to the factory, the complainant was not laid off. Further, she was offered alternatives after all the work was finished. She could receive 80% of her wage and being able to go home early for Chinese New Year, but with the opportunity to go back. Or she could continue to work but in a different department. The complainant denied this.

The complainant used a public phone to file her complaint. She promised the complaints handler to get in touch if further assistance was needed. FWF did not receive another call, so the complaint has been closed.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2016-01-27 Investigation

FWF informed Odd Molly about the case. Odd Molly contacted the supplier and the management informed them that this must have been a misunderstanding. According to the factory, the complainant was not laid off. Because almost all the work was finished, the complainant was offered two alternatives: 1) to receive 80% of her wage and being able to go home early for Chinese New Year, and come back after the holidays. 2) to continue work, but in a different department. According to the management this must have been incorrectly interpreted by the complainant as being dismissed.
However, the complainant stated to the complaints handler that she and her colleagues indeed had no work to do, but that they were not offered 80% of their wage if they would go home.
The complainant used a public phone to file her complaint. She promised the complaints handler to contact her again if she needed more assistance from FWF. Unfortunately the complainant did not call back, and therefore FWF decides to close the complaint.

2016-01-27 Closed

This complaint is closed