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14 Nov 2018

Asso Sherpa

Judicial investigation launched against Samsung following complaint over misleading practices and compensation for ill workers and families of the deceased

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"Opening of a judicial investigation in Paris in the Samsung case", 14 November 2018

 As a judicial investigation was launched in France, Samsung has recognized exposing its workers to toxic chemicals without adequately protecting and informing them about the toxicity of products handled in its Korean factories....

...An investigating judge was nominated following the complaint filed..for misleading commercial practices by Sherpa and ActionAid Peuples-Solidaires against Samsung Electronics France, and its South Korean parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.​​​​...

...The mediation panel set up to propose a compensation for ill workers and the legal successors of deceased workers gave out its decision..This...puts an end to more than a decade-long dispute between the company, ill workers and family members of former employees now deceased.

..."More than ever, the discrepancy between the reality of working conditions of employees, their serious illnesses, the deaths of former workers and the ethical engagement of SAMSUNG must be sanctioned by the French justice. We welcome the opening of the judicial investigation by Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke in front of the Paris court," said Marie-Laure Guislain, head of Litigation at Sherpa.

Part of the following timelines

France: Samsung Electronics indicted for misleading advertising re. alleged labour abuses & child labour in China, S. Korea & Vietnam

Samsung lawsuit (re misleading advertising & labour rights abuses)