Since the new Japanese labor laws, originally passed in 2013, came into full effect last year, some companies have acted unlawfully to evade rules that benefit long-term contract workers. Employees have been forced out of their companies, overwhelmed by the time and cost required for a legal battle. Now, a number of workers in Japan are speaking out about the effect of the new labor laws.

The sign at the Tokyo headquarters of one of Japan’s major car manufacturers Subaru says “believe,” but a former employee is fighting the same company to be heard and believed.