Court rules in favour of Chinese staff dismissed by defunct Australian agency Activate Shanghai

Ardent DigitalChinese courts have ruled in favour of the employees of now defunct digital agency Activate Shanghai, who sued their Australian former owner for allegedly dismissing them without pay.

The Shanghai office of Sydney-headquartered ArdentDigital was closed in November last year after the firm’s sister company BlueArc ran into financial trouble. All of its employees were sacked on the day of the closure without warning, and with pay owed to them, a Shanghai court has concluded.

The Shanghai Huangpu District Dispute Arbitration Committee has ruledthat the 10 former staff of Activate Shanghai are owed one week’s pay, payment of one month’s salary in lieu of notice and layoff compensation.

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