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Discrimination vs. Rights: Controversy Swirls over No-kids Zones

Discrimination vs. Rights: Controversy Swirls over No-kids Zones

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Searching meticulously for must-go, hip places to experience fine dining or relax over a cup of coffee is a ritual practiced by many people before going out. Before rushing out brimming over with anticipation, however, there’s one more crucial step for those accompanied by children so as not to [...]

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the world commemorates White Cane Safety Day on Monday, South Korean journalists conducted a study to see if visually impaired people could freely enter restaurants with guide dogs, only to find out that visually impaired people are still subject to discrimination. Yonhap News journalists visited major restaurants in [...]

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After more than three years of deliberation, a South Korean court has ruled that it is an act of discrimination for Everland, a major South Korean amusement park, to restrict visually impaired people’s access to roller coasters. The Seoul Central District Court delivered a verdict in a case filed [...]

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Migrant workers in Gyeonggi Province say “bias and discrimination” are their biggest challenges, second only to “language and communication obstacles”. The Gyeonggido Family & Women Research Institute filed a report on Thursday after conducting a survey of 688 foreign workers through seven Migrant Community Offices in Gyeonggi, the province [...]

People who Experienced Appearance-related Discrimination More Susceptible to Health Issues: Poll

People who Experienced Appearance-related Discrimination More Susceptible to Health Issues: Poll

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — People who have been discriminated against due to their appearance are more likely to suffer from poor health down the line, a survey showed Monday. The report, carried out on 2,973 people aged between 19 and 24, and conducted by a team led by professor Kim Seung-seop of Korea [...]

Workplace Harassment Costs Korean Companies Nearly 5 Trillion Won Every Year

Workplace Harassment Costs Korean Companies Nearly 5 Trillion Won Every Year

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by KRIVET (the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training) revealed that workplace bullying is leading to losses of over 4.78 trillion won ($4.2 billion) each year in 15 industry sectors, with the institute calling for legal intervention against employee harassment.  KRIVET analyzed 15 industry [...]

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) announced Sunday that will be revising its regulations on broadcasting deliberation in an effort to promote gender equality on television programs and for online video content. The amendment comes as a measure to combat Korea’s recently-expanding gender hatred culture, and will ban all [...]

North Korean Defector’s Unfortunate Death Highlights Discrimination in South Korean Society

North Korean Defector’s Unfortunate Death Highlights Discrimination in South Korean Society

INCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The defection of a Britain-based North Korean diplomat has received worldwide media coverage, yet again spotlighting the level of desperation and freedom sought out by the citizens living under one of world’s most oppressive regimes.  And although defection to South Korea may be a dream-come-true for many North Koreans, [...]