26 Nov '11, 6am

S. Korea accepts sexual harassment as \\"workplace injury\\"

S. Korea accepts sexual harassment as \\"workplace injury\\"

SEOUL: A South Korean woman who suffered repeated sexual harassment at work will be awarded compensation, the state workers' welfare agency said Saturday in a landmark ruling which acknowledged her suffering amounted to a work-related injury. The judgment marked the first time that suffering caused by sexual harassment has been classed as a workplace injury, and many other victims are now likely to file similar appeals with the agency, the Yonhap news service reported. According to the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service, the woman, whose name was withheld for reasons of privacy, had suffered from unwelcome sexual advances from two men at her company since 2009. The woman, who worked at an autoparts maker in the southwestern city of Asan for the past 14 years, was repeatedly groped, and also received lewd text messages. A medical document said she was suffering...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

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