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Illness Caused by Workplace Harassment Eligible for Compensation

Illness Caused by Workplace Harassment Eligible for Compensation

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Sickness and death caused by workplace harassment will become eligible for compensation under the Accident Compensation Act for Public Servants. The Ministry of Personnel Management announced that the revision of the Accident Compensation Act for Public Servants passed the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, setting a legal foundation for compensation [...]

Labor Ministry Recognizes Bullying Case at Coupang, Rebutting Company’s Internal Probe

Labor Ministry Recognizes Bullying Case at Coupang, Rebutting Company’s Internal Probe

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor ministry has recognized that a workplace bullying incident occurred within e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. early this year, refuting a finding reached by the company through an internal probe, the company’s union said Tuesday. In response to a petition filed by a Coupang logistics center worker, the ministry’s [...]

Over 50 pct of Naver Employees Experienced Workplace Bullying: Labor Ministry

Over 50 pct of Naver Employees Experienced Workplace Bullying: Labor Ministry

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of employees at South Korean technology giant Naver Corp. reported having experienced bullying at work, the labor ministry said, calling for an improvement of its work culture. The Ministry of Employment and Labor on Tuesday announced the results of its special supervision of Naver following the [...]

Gov’t to Conduct Probe into Workplace Culture at Naver Following Employee Suicide

Gov’t to Conduct Probe into Workplace Culture at Naver Following Employee Suicide

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Tuesday that it will conduct a special investigation of Naver Corp., the operator of the country’s No. 1 internet portal, following the suspected suicide of an employee who left a message implying workplace bullying. The special probe will be launched on Wednesday [...]

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 [...]