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Abuse Against Disabled Persons by Family Members on the Rise

Abuse Against Disabled Persons by Family Members on the Rise

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of cases of abuse against disabled individuals caused by their families or acquaintances at facilities for the disabled are being reported, a government report said Wednesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare reported a 17.8 percent increase in the number of reports of abuse against the [...]

Half of S. Korean Adults Have Experienced Stress or Abuse Related to Financial Circumstances

Half of S. Korean Adults Have Experienced Stress or Abuse Related to Financial Circumstances

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that more than half of South Korean adults have experienced stress or abuse related to their financial situation. Choi Chul, a professor at Sookmyung Women’s University, and Shin Sang-hee, a researcher at the Korea Financial Investors Protection Foundation, carried out a survey of 2,000 [...]

Half of Emotional Laborers Had to Keep Working After Verbal Abuse

Half of Emotional Laborers Had to Keep Working After Verbal Abuse

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Although temporary work breaks, treatment, and counseling should be provided to emotional workers who suffer from abusive language and assault by customers, protection systems are not working as intended. According to a recent survey of 2,765 emotional workers conducted by the National Network for Emotional Labor, 70.9 percent of [...]

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

Emotional Laborers Oppose Family-oriented Expressions Intended to Prevent Verbal Abuse

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns that the concept of a family is being overly exploited as a ‘shield’ to protect emotional laborers. The laborers themselves believe that using the concept of a family to describe them is inappropriate. Last October, the Ministry of Employment and Labor distributed seven ringtones that [...]