FA Suspects Workers Don’t Complain Due to Company Pressure [East Timor]

Author: Dili Weekly (East Timor), Published on: 29 April 2013

The Alola Foundation suspects that workers are being pressured into holding back complaints about their employers out of fear of losing their jobs. The Executive Director of the Alola Foundation (FA)…said there are many complaints regarding the violation of rights and discrimination against women in the workplace but women are too afraid to lose their jobs so not many formal complaints are filled. In some instances some businesses force their workers to work standing all day while pregnant for $40.00…[A]n entrepreneur in charge of UNIVEN Carpentry said many women fall victim to violations and discrimination at work because they do now know about the Labor Law and employers also lack this information…

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