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The Norwegian Labour Inspectorate is planning to investigate Adecco over allegations that some of its workers posted to the company Viasat were harassed, threatened and forced to work overtime hours for free.
Viasat is a satellite/pay TV broadcaster owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group.
Hegnar Online writes about the wide media coverage of the story, which was first disclosed by the country’s largest TV and radio broadcaster NRK.
As a result of the allegations, the Labour Inspectorate has launched an investigation into Adecco and Viasat which is due to commence on Tuesday this week.
Adecco has already started its own internal investigation and said they have rectified the issue regarding overtime pay, promising close cooperation with the Inspectorate.
Viasat denies having known about the working conditions and pointed out that Adecco had been the employer of the workers who had publicised the complaints.
Both parties have welcomed the investigation to gain greater clarity on the matter.