By  on August 8, 2011

Retailers reacted to the latest allegations of sexual abuse and intimidation of female workers at a factory in Jordan, saying they continue to work with the Jordanian government and manufacturers in the country to ensure their suppliers comply with ethical working standards.

The latest claims involve the Classic Brands factory, where the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights said it had learned of and is investigating another alleged rape. IGLHR director Charles Kernaghan called for Wal-Mart, Target, Macy’s and Hanes to pull their orders from the factory unless “the alleged rapist managers are fired and barred from returning.” The institute in June issued a report about the factory claiming sexual abuse of its workers.

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