Samsung may be next in line to receive and earful over the poor working conditions in one of its plants in Brazil, according to a report from ReporterBrasil. According to the news agency, a report by auditors for the Ministry of Labor has prompted prosecutors to file a lawsuit with the South Korean company seeking damages in the $110 million ballpark.
The reason for the claim? Apparently, two separate inspections at the site of the plant have found a number of violations such as workers spending an excess of 10 to 15 hours a day on foot, without a break for weeks. The factory which employs some 5,600 employees has, in result, seen over 2,000 employee requests to be removed due to health problems:
Samsung has reached out to ReporterBrasil offering the following statement:
Labor rights are shaping up to be a nasty spot on the smartphone industry – just recently, rival Apple was once again brought back into the fray over somewhat similar allegations thrown at Pegatron, an Apple contractor manufacturing iPhones and iPads.