Where an employers’ organization is the complainant, the Office may solicit further information from the complainant in the light of the observations from the government, once received. This is particularly the case where the statements contained in the complaint and the government’s reply merely cancel one another out but do not contain any valid evidence. See the “Rules concerning relations with the complainant” in the Procedures for the examination of complaints alleging violations of freedom of association.
If the complaint concerns the private sector, the government is requested to obtain the view of the enterprise concerned by contacting the employers’ organization. A summary of the views of the employers’ organization will be then included in the report.