7th Regional General Council - Republic of Korea Sexual Harassment against Woman worker and unfair dismissal of the Victim

Nov 2011

In this resolution, the ITUC-AP notes that a woman worker, Sis Park, has been unfairly dismissed for her sit-in struggle asking for punishment of those who sexually harassed her and her reinstatement. It is deeply concerned about the precedent this will set for women workers’ rights in Korea. It condemns Hyundai Motor for distributing an official paper attacking the victim’s personal character, even after the National Human Rights Commission urged the employer and offenders to compensate her for her damage. The ITUC-AP urges the Korean Government to demand strongly to Hyundai Motor to take action and take preventive and counter measures for women workers not to be unfairly dismissed for exposing sexual harassment.