Miss Etam's works council (or) goes to court to stop "the breakdown of the company" by owner Martijn Rozenboom.
Rozenboom would hardly look at the shops and would not pay wages.
The company doctor recently took over the fashion chain from the Belgian company FNG, which went bankrupt.
"Since the purchase, many stores have been closed, the webshop has been taken down, two brands have been resold and part of the management is no longer approachable," the WC wrote in a statement on Friday.
According to the WC, employees also had to go after their salary themselves.
"There is nothing to indicate that the new owner is executing the original plans and wants to continue Miss Etam."
The WC is working on the lawsuit together with the trade union AVV, which a week ago threatened to file for bankruptcy for Miss Etam, because employees were not paid.
After that threat, some employees still received their salary.
The case will be brought before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal on Thursday 20 October.