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The family of the Foxconn worker who lost his brain after a factory accident is taking the tech manufacturer to court over its attempts to move him from his hospital.

Zhang Tingzhen is currently in hospital in Shenzhen, but Foxconn is trying to get him to travel to Huizhou to have his disability assessment because the company claims that's where he was hired. But his father has said that Zhang was hired in Shenzhen, not in Huizhou where wages and therefore his compensation would be lower.

Reuters, which first reported that Foxconn was sending texts to Zhang's parents threatening to cut off funding for his medical expenses if he didn't go to Huizhou, spoke to a lawyer representing the family.

"Our evidence includes hospital correspondences, notice of hospitalisation, factory salary slips, colleague declarations, they all point to the time and place of his injury and his employment being in Shenzhen," the lawyer said.

Chinese firms like Foxconn are coming under increasing pressure to change their labour practices as more instances of underage workers and other rights issues are uncovered. Taking on workers in an area where wages are relatively low and then sending the employees to more expensive cities is a common practice according to labour activists. ®

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