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Thailand: Supreme Labour Court upholds decision on compensation of 1.7 million baht by Thammakaset to 14 Myanmar farm workers over labour exploitation

Author: Bangkok Post (Thailand), Published on: 14 March 2019

"Myanmar farm workers get B1.7m", 13 Mar 2019

...The Central Labour Court, also known as the Supreme Labour Court, issued a statement confirming that it has ordered Thammakaset Farm to pay the 14 plaintiffs this much in damages...

The migrant workers sued their former employer in 2016 for not paying their full salaries or overtime and subjecting them to unreasonable working conditions, including depriving them of their passports.... 

The 1.7 million baht was deposited with a lower court at the end of last year, when the Region 1 Labour Court ordered the company to pay that much in liability. 

Thammakaset appealed but the Central Labour Court upheld the decision on Tuesday. It found the defendant had violated the civil law for paying salaries below the legal requirement and neglecting to pay...

It found the defendant had violated the civil law for paying salaries below the legal requirement and neglecting to pay overtime, but was not guilty of any human rights violations...

Thammakaset Farm denied the charges and launched a defamation lawsuit, saying the workers voluntarily worked nights and chose to sleep where they did.

Betagro, a major Thai exporter in this industry said later it had cut ties with the farm.

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Related companies: Betagro Group Thammakaset 2