HR Manager of Huawei, is likely to file a lawsuit against Huawei for his illegal (forced) separation from the company, ProPakistani came to know via an exclusive conversation with Mr. Jehanzeb, HR Manager, Huawei.
Mr. Jehanzeb, who joined HUAWEI on Nov 21, 2007, was of the view that he is permanent employee of the company; however, he was separated illegally as he was raising voice and concern to follow labor laws of the land i.e. Harassment on workplace, Indiscrimination, payment of Gratuity in the absence of Provident Fund and Overtime (beyond 20 hours) to their employees.
Huawei is the only telecom company in Pakistan who is providing medical and life insurance facilities “only to their permanent employees”, not covering their dependents and its contractual staff in the absence of Social Security Registration. He said that such sudden separation of permanent employees is against the state laws and charter of ILO (International Labor Organization).
It merits mentioning here that International Labor Organization (ILO) charter explicitly defines that dismissal of permanent employees without any obligation is illegal.
Interestingly, Mr. Jehanzeb has not been served with either suspension or termination letter yet and he still considers himself as the HR Manager of the company and has not been paid salary since Jan 2009. Moreover, he told us that Huawei has advertised in “THE NEWS” to fill in the same position which is illegal.
When we contacted Advisor & Director PR, Huawei, Mr. Naseem Usmani, he refused to talk about it but later on said that Mr. Jehanzeb should consult court and instead of asking the company or expecting anything from it to fulfill “legal duties & responsibilities”.
When we asked Mr. Jehanzeb about his plans to resolve the issue he said, “I will announce my future strategy very soon in a press conference to tackle issue in best possible and professional manner”
Furthermore he added that he has multiple options to go with, such as stay-order for filling HR Manager’s position, consulting ILO or appeal to Chief Justice of Pakistan for Suo Moto Action. “I am also thinking to write letters to Huawei customers worldwide to show them its real face towards its employees” Mr. Jehanzeb declared