I am contacting you to discuss my current situation with a Chinese Kindergarten in Beijing. I was working at a training centre in Beijing and was looking to get a different job at a Kindergarten. I was hired on to Gembryo Kindergarten https://www.gembryo.org/. The first thing they did was put me on an illegal contract which they refused to provide me. When I told them it was my right to have my contract they told me they could not provide it to me because the contract itself was illegal without further explanation. The second thing they did was agree to a negotiated salary while knowing full well that they were not going to pay the salary amount. Instead, right when I joined the Gembryo team they reduced my monthly salary to minimum wage which was drastically below the negotiated monthly salary amount. The third thing they did was encourage me to work for another teaching company while remaining on their payroll to supplement my salary reduction. Lastly, the visa agent provided by Gembryo who was supposed to help me with my new visa and work permit subjected me to confusion and requested a large payment for shipping authentication documents through a third party.
I reached out to Gembryo’s human resource team as well as the owner of the Kindergarten. I was given a rude response telling me that they will not pay me my full salary amount nor give me my contract.
There needs to be action taken on this company which deceives, lies and breaks the law. This isn’t the first time Gembryo has ruined the life of one of their teachers. Another teacher had to threaten to go to the embassy if they did not pay her. Another teacher sued them in 2019 and won because they refused to pay them for overtime.
I just got out of University, wanting to teach English abroad. Almost half a year later, I underwent this terrible situation by being bullied by a big Kindergarten company.