Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Can employees be dismissed via e-mail? : National : Home

New Media Used for Sacking Employees in Korea

The Hankyoreh (22 April 2008) reports on the issue of dismissing employees via e-mail. The article tells the story of a salesman dismissed via e-mail from his company. The salesman submitted a petition to the Seoul District Labor Relations Commission and according to their ruling (21 April) the company violated proper procedure.

The sacking by e-mail case brings to mind another case from a couple years back reported by Digitoday (in Finnish). In 2004, the third biggest Korean credit card company KEB Credit Services fired a fourth of its workforce by sending them a text-message.

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