WRC Factory Investigation

JoeAnne Company International Factory (JoeAnne Dominicana)

Factory: JoeAnne Company International Factory (JoeAnne Dominicana)

Key Buyers: Franklin Sports

Year: 2015

Case Summary

In 2013, the WRC conducted an investigation of JoeAnne Dominicana in response to a complaint alleging that employees had been dismissed in retaliation for exercising their associational rights. The WRC’s investigation found compelling evidence that at least five workers were terminated in retaliation for participating in a meeting with representatives of a union federation. The WRC also found evidence that at least one worker was dismissed for perceived union activities after being seen conversing regularly with identified union leaders and another worker was fired after stating that she believed workers had been fired for attempting to form a union. These actions violate both university codes of conduct and Dominican law.

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