Successfully Represented a Garment Factory of a Global Fashion Retailer in an Industrial Relations Dispute

We are delighted to announce the recent success of our Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution team in representing a garment factory of a global fashion retailer in an industrial relations dispute.

The claim was filed by a litigious group that has previously sued the company. After their initial claim was dismissed, they amended their claim and refiled it as separate claims — a strategic move to force the company to defend numerous cases at the same time.

In the case, the plaintiff claimed to be a permanent worker since 2005 and claimed to have been unlawfully terminated. Our team, led by Melati Siregar and Liyanto Wijaya, with support from Nikki KrisadtyoInsan Fernaldi Lubis, Muhammad Abdul Jabar and Astrid Adelya Natasya, managed to convince the panel of judges that the temporary employment agreements between 2005 and 2018 are valid and must be honored. This resulted in 80% of the plaintiff’s claim for compensation being dismissed by the court.

This decision sets a good precedent for the client that employment agreements must be honored by both the company and the employees, which may deter future litigations by litigious parties. Congratulations to the team and the client!

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