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New Anti-bullying Law to Address Malpractices in the Workplace

New Anti-bullying Law to Address Malpractices in the Workplace

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The new legislation that came into effect on Tuesday that prohibits harassment in the workplace is expected by many to put a stop to verbal abuse, ostracism, and other malpractices. The controversy over what constitutes harassment in the workplace, however, is likely to continue. For instance, asking male employees [...]

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

DAEJEON, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With zero exaggeration, the experience on the app is horrifying.  As soon as one launches the app, the user (victim) gets a fake phone call. When answered, a girl threatens the victim, telling her to reply to Kakao Talk messages. The app then asks the user for his or her [...]

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 [...]