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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 [...]

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

Department Store and Duty-free Shop Employees Protest Against ‘Customer-only Restrooms’

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees at department stores and duty-free shops took to the streets claiming their right to use the restrooms at their workplaces normally reserved for customers. The Korean Federation of Service Workers’ Unions held a press conference at the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) on Monday, claiming that [...]

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that 8 out of 100 employees in the public service or at private companies in South Korea have suffered from sexual harassment at work. However, of the total victims, more than 80 percent suffered the harassment in silence and did nothing about it. According to the [...]

S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies need to improve their strict top-down management structure and culture of frequent after-work drinking if they want to hire talented workers in China, a local trade association said Thursday. In a survey of 465 applicants for jobs in Korean firms operating in China, the Korea International [...]

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Women currently working at a domestic company that has more than 100 employees were found to be getting paid 33 percent less in salary compared to their male counterparts. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced these results yesterday after surveying 402 permanent male and female employees who [...]