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Right to severance pay restored in Saint Petersburg

25 June 2015

A prosecutor’s inspection conducted on request of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov revealed a mass violation of labour rights upon closure of one of Laura car dealer’s sales centres.

Earlier, the Commissioner’s Office received a joint complaint from employees of the above company. They reported to have been proposed to terminate their contracts earlier and voluntarily. Those who failed to execute that "illegal request" were left without the severance pay, while "submissions to the prosecutor’s office and the labour inspection did not make the employer change its stand".

With the assistance of the Commissioner and after the inspection held by the Frunzenskiy District Prosecutor’s Office the sales centre’s management agreed to resolve the labour conflict and paid out the severance wages.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg

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