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El Salvador: Collegiate apparel co. commits to remediation after anti-LGBT discrimination & other abuses found in factory assessment

Author: Worker Rights Consortium, Published on: 28 June 2019

"Worker Rights Consortium Assessment League Central America (El Salvador): Findings, Recommendations and Company Response", 8 March 2019

This report outlines the WRC’s findings and recommendations, along with the response to each as provided by the company, following a labor rights assessment at League Central America (LCA), a garment factory located in the American Park free trade zone in El Salvador...The factory is owned and operated by...League Collegiate Wear, Inc., a...supplier of collegiate licensed apparel..

The WRC’s assessment of LCA found violations of Salvadoran law in several areas of the factory’s labor practices, all of which League has committed to correct...

Wages and Hours of Work...the company was requiring workers to be at the factory every day for an extra half hour, without pay... [I]nvoluntary and unlawful wage deductions pushed workers’ effective compensation below the legal minimum wage...

Religious Freedom.. all workers were required to attend denominational morning prayers, led by factory management, on a daily basis...

Verbal Harassment and Abuse... incidents of verbal harassment and abuse by factory supervisors and top factory managers...

Discrimination Against Workers Who Are... LGBTQ ...incidents of discrimination against LGBTQ workers by factory supervisors and managers... discriminatory remarks...[and] three cases in which the workers were fired because of their sexual orientation.

Occupational Health and Safety... concerning excessive ambient temperatures in the factory...

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Related companies: League Collegiate Wear, Inc