VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, Complaint 409

Payment of a living wage Legally binding employment relationship

The complaint is related to the unused annual leave payment for 2015 and 2016.The employee took maternity leave for 6 months from 25 February 2016. In addition she took unpaid leave for 3 months after which she resumed work in December 2016. After that, she has applied a resignation letter with giving prior notice of 45 days before ending of contract. She resigned on 12 February 2017.According to the employee she did not receive the unused annual leave payment in 2015 and 2016.

Findings and conclusions

On the 16-04-2017 a former worker called to complain she hadn't received due payments for her maternity leave. FWF decided that the case is admissible on 19 April 2017. The factory is an active supplier of VAUDE, a memberof FWF. VAUDE informed the factory management directly and received a reply within one week.Both VAUDE and factory management acknowledge managing the payments in time has been a challenge and are working hard to improve this.
On 25 July, the factory’s HR manager informed FWF’s complaint handler that she will contact the complainant for payment. In the evening of 25 July,the complainant confirmed that she had received the payment of annual leave for 2015 and 2016 plus the interest amount, a total of 2,526,000VND.
The complainant is grateful to Vaude and FWF.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2017-07-26 Resolved

Complaint is closed