Dyson faces claims from former workers at Malaysian supplier
14 February 2022
Ten former workers from Dyson's biggest parts supplier, Malaysian firm ATA IMS , are claiming compensation from the home appliance maker over poor working and living conditions at ATA factories, a law firm representing them [...].
The ex-employees allege that "Dyson was unjustly enriched as a result of the unlawful, exploitative and dangerous conditions at the factory", British law firm Leigh Day said in a statement.
A Dyson spokesperson told Reuters: "These allegations relate to employees of ATA, not Dyson. If proceedings were to be issued we would robustly defend them."
The company said it takes its responsibilities towards workers employed by its third-party suppliers "extremely seriously".
Reuters reported on Nov. 25 and Dec. 5 that ATA's mostly migrant workforce did overtime hours exceeding Malaysia's legal limit of 104 per month, and worked on Sundays. Citing 11 employees, Reuters also reported on Dec 5 that ATA had coached staff ahead of labour inspections to hide true working and living conditions, and employed foreigners without permits.