Samsung gets sued in Brazil over factory working conditions


Working condition at one of Samsung’s factory has come under scrutiny prompting Brazil’s Ministry of Labor to file a lawsuit against the Korean company. The lawsuit came after an assessment done by the ministry and found Samsung factory to have unfriendly working conditions.

The report mentions the factory located Zona Franca de Manaus had workers working for 10-15 hours on foot and having to work 27 days in a row without any holiday. Such conditions have resulted in back problems and other muscle related injuries to employees and out of the 5,600 employees working at the factory, almost 2,018 requests were filed for removal due to health problems.

The lawsuit seeks a compensation of about US$110 million.

Samsung says they’re yet to receive the complaint but ensured that they offer highest industry standards of health, safety and welfare to their employees.

This is not the first time Samsung has been accused of violating working conditions. Last year, Samsung’s supplier in China was accused of child labor violation but an independent investigation proved otherwise.

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