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One in Three Employees at Sports Organs Suffer Harassment at Work

One in Three Employees at Sports Organs Suffer Harassment at Work

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — More than one in three employees at South Korea’s sports-related organizations have suffered workplace harassment, such as verbal abuse, the nation’s human rights watchdog said Saturday, citing its recent poll. According to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), its poll of 1,378 employees at three major sports [...]

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 [...]