World South Korea employers could face jail under new harassment law

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    South Korea has introduced tough new workplace anti-bullying laws with penalties that include jail for employers in some cases.

    It marks the first time the country has required employers take action against harassment.

    Workers will be able to report behaviour such as gossiping or being forced to attend company functions.

    Harassment in the workplace is widespread in South Korea with about 70% of employees reportedly affected.

    Under the laws, employers are prohibited from taking any measures - including dismissal - against a victim or employee who has reported workplace bullying.

    They face up to three years in prison or a fine of up to 30 million won ($25,470; £20,355).

    Victims will also be able to apply for compensation if they develop health problems after being harassed at work.


    Read more here. (BBC)
     

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