Brazil sues Samsung for $108 million over working conditions

Samsung is facing fresh allegations of worker abuse today. Brazil’s Ministry of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the smartphone maker for poor working conditions at an assembly plant. The government claims it has discovered labor violations, including employees who work for more than 15 hours a day and some who work up to 10 hours on foot. The long working hours have led to 2,018 workers suffering from health problems — such as back injuries — related to the working environment. The lawsuit is seeking over $ 100 million in damages to compensate workers.

Samsung says it will co-operate with authorities and “conduct a thorough review” once it receives the complaint in question. “We take great care to provide a workplace…

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