Final report of complaint at a factory supplying Fristad Kansas & Schijvens in Bangladesh – February 2016
A complainant said she went on approved maternity leave at the end of 2015, and received the first installment of her maternity pay. She lost her child shortly after giving birth. She went back to work, but could not continue working. She informed management her intention to quit. Management responded that if she quit she would not get her second installment of maternity leave pay. The complainant believed that she was entitled to full maternity pay.
Both members contacted the factory management, and received a response on February 15. Management claimed that the worker did not communicate sufficiently through their internal process. Nevertheless, the complaint was solved and no further investigation was needed. The complainant presented her resignation on 14 February. The FWF complaints handler verified that the complainant received her maternity benefits and severance pay according to legal requirements.