Samsung facing legal charges but not from Apple, from Brazil
If you are Samsung fan this news may not make you happy. After before few years Apple’s reputation was seriously damaged by the level they deployed on their Chinese factories it turns out that Samsung in Brasil has not been following the working conditions and requirements and may be now eligible to pay $110 million for damages. As it seems the company has not kept the required working conditions and workers were forced to work for over 15 hours a day staying up without sitting without a break for weeks. The factory that employs some 5,600 employees has, in result, seen over 2,000 employee request to be fired due to health problems:
“Over the Last year, back problems, tendonitis, and cases of Bursitis, and other disturbances Work Related Musculoskeletal (called DORT) generated 2.018 requests for withdrawal… The frantic pace and repetitive movements typical of the production line are also compounded by flaws in the ‘layout of jobs. The company does not have the appropriate management of occupational health. She is not worried in fact in solving the problem“ said Romulo Lins, a tax auditor with the Ministry of Labor and Employment.”
Samsung responded to the claims of the Ministry and have reached to the ReporterBrasil in order to answer to them
”Once we receive notification about this case, we will perform an analysis of the process and will cooperate fully with the Brazilian authorities.” Samsung representatives claim that the South Korean giant is “committed to providing our employees around the world work environment that ensures the highest industry standards regarding safety, health and well-being.”
This is how things are for now and we will follow to see if any other news will come of this story and how will it develop for Samsung. As it appears they have a huge problem with their internal policies.