Brazil’s Embraer Files Suit Charging Gulfstream with Stealing Its Employees

Brazil’s aircraft maker Embraer has filed a lawsuit against American-based Gulfstream, a manufacturer of executive jets, charging the Yankee firm of trying to hire its employees in order to steal the Brazilian company’s know how and also its clients.

According to the daily O Estado de S. Paulo, Embraer is also accusing Gulfstream of disrespecting the Brazilian labor legislation. 

As O Estado tells it, the dispute started in April, when Gulfstream published an ad in English in newspapers of São José dos Campos’s, the city in the interior of São Paulo where Embraer has its headquarters.

The ads offered a job to aeronautical engineers, who were willing to move to Savannah, in the state of Georgia to work at Gulfstream’s main plant. Interviews were to be conducted between June 1st and June 3 in São José dos Campos.

Embraer, however, just before the interviews were supposed to start, was able to get a preliminary injunction from the Labor Public Ministry, which put a stop to the selection process and added the sting of about US$ 1 million in fines in case the judicial order was not heeded.  

Embraer says that it respects the free will of its employees, but stresses that it has invested substantially in the training of its professionals and that recruiting by a foreign company that does not operate in Brazil is not only illegal but also a threat to its business. 

Guilherme Vieira Machado, the commercial representative of Gulfstream in Brazil, is not making any comments according to O Estado. He informed that the subject is being dealt with directly by the head office in the United States. The law office of Felsberg Associates has been hired by Gulfstream to make its case.

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Central Bank Chief Betting 2006 Will Be Very Good

The president of Brazil’s Central Bank (BC), Henrique Meirelles, calling 2005 a year of ...

Stock Market Investors Grow But Investment Shrinks in Brazil

From July to August, the number of natural people investing in the São Paulo ...

Sweet Sixty

Starting in 1986, Ney Matogrosso decided to incorporate a sober side to his "scandalous" ...

Confounding Expectations Brazil’s 12-Month Surplus Grows to US$ 46 Bi

Brazil exported in March US$ 11.367 billion, and spent US$ 7.686 billion with external ...

AD * Deals on Mobile Phones * AD

It was with a pleasant surprise that I realised the first time that my ...

You Know You Are Brazilian When You Know Who Santos Dumont Is and When…

* You applaud the pilot when the airplane lands. You also applaud the band ...

A Traditional Brazilian Tile Maker Shows Its Stuff at Dubai’s Big 5

Brazilian ceramic wall and floor tile maker Porto Ferreira is going to participate in ...

Embargo and All, Brazilian Honey Exports Break Records

Despite the European embargo against Brazilian honey, which was put in place in March ...

Brazil and 17 Countries Unite to Get Better Prices for AIDS Drugs

After three days of debates last week in BrasÀ­lia, the capital  of Brazil, governmental ...

Brazilian Minister Sees Long and Hard Negotiation Ahead with Bolivia on Gas Prices

The Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil, Celso Amorim, said he favors the Brazil-Bolivia ...