Labor Update Bulletin #75 (11/2019)

Dec 18, 2019

In this bulletin…

  • Pawahara to be added to list of reasons to approve workers’ compensation

  • Concrete examples of workplace “power harassment” (pawahara): draft outline accepted–MHWL Employment Environment and Equality Subcommittee;

  • Criteria for “part-time” workers’ enrollment in Kosei Nenkin to be extended in two stages to “over 51 employees”

  • Unfair labor practice recognized at Tohoku University over non-regular employment – Miyagi Prefecture Labor Commission

  • “Selfishly got pregnant”, “you idiot” – woman gives birth prematurely due to “maternity harassment” from bosses, files for labor tribunal seeking compensation;

  • Overwork suicide at Mitsubishi Electric subsidiary caused by “over 100 hours of overtime in a month”;

  • In Miyagi Prefecture, public high school application forms to eliminate “sex” field in consideration toward LGBT people, beginning in 2021;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)