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Samsung may have to cough up $110 million over labor violations in Brazil

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Samsung may have to cough up $110 million over labor violations in Brazil

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.

source: ReporterBrasil via 9to5Google

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