SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday the launch of a new service which will help economically disadvantaged and injured foreign workers with legal problems.
On-site lawyers at the Southwest Global Center located in Yeongdeungpo District will offer free legal advice , and in some cases, help with lawsuits.
Last month, the family of a Korean-Chinese worker who died on the job received help from a lawyer at the Southwest Seoul Global Center with a lawsuit.
With the help, the family was able to receive bereaved family benefits, funeral expenses and consolation money from the company the Korean-Chinese worker was working for.
Another man from Pakistan who asked for anonymity has filed a lawsuit against his company with the aid of the Southwest Seoul Global Center.
Legal advice is also available in multiple languages on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those who are too busy to visit the center during the week.
Other free services include a traditional Korean paper art (hanji) class for immigrants living in South Korea, which is currently taking applicants until next Tuesday.
For more information on free legal services and education programs at the Southwest Seoul Global Center, go to www.swsgc.co.kr or call 02-2632-9933.
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)