Beijing court rules termination unlawful even after office closure


The Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court recently ruled that an employer’s termination of an employee on “major change” grounds was unlawful, even though there was an office closure, and ordered statutory damages, compensation for unused annual leave and underpaid wages totalling about RMB66,000 (US$10,000).

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