The bereaved family of a Mitsubishi Electric Corp. recruit who killed himself in August will claim workers' compensation and file a damages lawsuit against the company, as they believe the suicide was the result of verbal abuse from a superior, their lawyers said Wednesday.

The suicide of the engineer in his 20s has deepened concerns over the work environment at the major Japanese electronics firm.

Between 2014 and 2017, labor authorities recognized that five male Mitsubishi Electric employees had suffered mental illness as a result of being overworked in their engineering or research duties. Two of them killed themselves.