As a result, two related rights-protection groups were formed, with more than 60 and 200 members respectively.
Tech In Asia reported that Shopee may have allegedly breached the offer contract for the employees who have not formally joined the company, citing claims of potential negligence by Shopee.
Speaking to Tech In Asia, Shopee said that “due to adjustments to hiring plans on some tech teams, a number of roles at Shopee are no longer available. We are working closely to support those affected.”
The affected employees have asked for compensation from Shopee for losses based on trust in the company, such as onboarding and reduction in property, transportation costs, travel and accommodation to travel to Singapore to join Shopee.
Tech In Asia said that Shopee could potentially pay employees with a month’s worth of salary, along with costs such as their flight tickets and hotel bookings.