WRC Factory Investigation

Avery Dennison (Honduras)

Factory: Avery Dennison (Honduras)

Key Buyers: Champion, Fanatics, Gap, Guess, Levi Strauss, Nike, Puma, PVH, Russell, Under Armour, Walmart

Last Updated: 2021

Case Summary

In June 2020, Avery Dennison (Honduras), a subsidiary of the US-based Avery Dennison Corporation, conducted an economic layoff in which it dismissed 100 of the factory’s workers, of whom 33 were members of a workers union. In response to a complaint filed by the union, the WRC determined that the company’s selection of workers for dismissal did not comply with Honduran labor laws—which require that employees who are union members be protected in the case of a layoff, relative to the general workforce, in order to ensure that such discriminatory targeting does not take place. In December 2020, in response to the WRC’s findings and recommendations, the factory agreed to rehire 33 union members and to make the appropriate payment of back wages.

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