SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Tuesday that it will conduct a special investigation of Naver Corp., the operator of the country’s No. 1 internet portal, following the suspected suicide of an employee who left a message implying workplace bullying.
The special probe will be launched on Wednesday by a team consisting of labor inspectors from the Central Regional Employment and Labor Office.
During the special labor inspection, the ministry plans to investigate whether bullying contributed to the death of the employee, and determine if other employees are suffering from workplace bullying.
In addition, the ministry will also verify whether the company is complying with labor law regulations, including working and rest hours.
The ministry plans to disclose the results of the probe to make sure that all of its employees are aware of the situation, as well as to take follow-up measures to improve the company’s irrational corporate culture.
Late last month, one of the company’s employees was found dead outside his apartment in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. In the memo he left, he said he had suffered from excessive stress due to work.
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