Forced Labor in Abercrombie Company

Is it forced labor, or is it really just slavery?

Once workers are working for Abercrombie and Fitch, they are forced into everything they do.

According to the Walk Free Foundation website, workers are forced into signing contracts that prohibited them from have freedom. The contract stated they weren't allowed to have children if they were women, get married, practice a religion, or ask for a raise. Just to work there, the workers are forced into paying a $7,000 fee and work 12 hours a day 7 days a week, earning poverty wages. This definitely sounds like slavery. To learn more about this topic click here.

The forced labor in Abercrombie has put them in the 2010 sweatshop hall of fame.

Most of the of the workers are either children or females who work in unsettling and dangerous conditions for little pay. Sometimes the conditions are so dangerous they could end up costing lives. On December 14, in a confined Abercrombie sweatshop, more than 2 dozen people were burned alive because of a preventable fire. The workers who were injured didn't even have access to health care or benefits. The company offers very limited information on their labor ethics, which is something they are required to do. In June of 2013, the company was asked by the International Labor Organization to consider the issues of child and human rights. Also, they were asked to have a code of vendor conduct which says that all vendors have to follow the right code rules. If you would like to learn more about this click here.