Samsung may have to cough up $110 million over labor violations in Brazil
Samsung may be next in line toreceive and earful over the poor working conditions in one of itsplants in Brazil, according to a report from ReporterBrasil.According to the news agency, areport by auditors for the Ministry of Labor has prompted prosecutorsto file a lawsuit with the South Korean company seeking damages inthe $110 million ballpark.
The reason forthe claim? Apparently, two separate inspections at the site of theplant have found a number of violations such as workers spending anexcess 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, seenover 2,000 employee requests to be removed due to health problems:
Samsunghas reached out to ReporterBrasiloffering 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.