Philips Lighting and former employee concerning activities in Ukraine
Lead NCPNetherlands
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionOn 17 November 2016 an individual from Ukraine, a former Philips Lighting employee, submitted a specific instance to the Dutch National Contact Point concerning an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises related to his dismissal by Philips Lighting.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies, Human rights
Date17 Nov 2016
Host country(ies)Ukraine
SourceIndividuals
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the initial assessment published by the Dutch National Contact Point – 25 October 2017 

On 17 November 2016 an individual from Ukraine, a former Philips Lighting employee, submitted a specific instance to the Dutch National Contact Point concerning an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (‘the Guidelines’) related to his dismissal by Philips Lighting.

The Dutch NCP did not accept the specific instance for further examination. It concluded that while the complainant may reasonably have grievances about the issues at stake, the issues have not been substantiated in respect of the company’s responsibilities under the Guidelines.