Documents against American tire manufacturer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co show labor abuse towards workers in Malaysian factories.
According to court filings and labour complaints, the American tyre giant Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co is facing allegations of unpaid wages, unlawful overtime, and threats to foreign workers at its Malaysian factory.
Six current and former foreign workers, as well as Malaysian labour officials, told Reuters that Goodyear made unlawful wage deductions, demanded excessive hours, and refused them full access to their passports.
Goodyear was fined in 2020 for overworking and underpaying foreign employees, according to the department. One former employee claimed the business illegally held his passport, displaying an acknowledgement letter he signed in January 2020 after receiving it eight years after starting work at Goodyear.
According to Reuters, Malaysia's labour department investigated and charged Goodyear in 2020 for nine labour law infractions unconnected to the lawsuits, including excessive hours and improper salary deductions. It said it fined Goodyear 41,500 ringgit ($10,050).