Tag - maternity-harassment



Japan Times
Oct 26, 2022
More of Japan's local assemblies move to stop harassment of members
Harassment by fellow assembly members and voters is on the increase, and is cited by some as a cause for the shortage of female assembly members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2022
Filipino trainee in Japan to seek damages for 'maternity harassment'
The law on equal opportunity employment for men and women prohibits unfair treatment on the basis of an individual giving birth or becoming pregnant.
Japan Times
May 29, 2019
Japan bolsters fight against workplace harassment, but laws lack punitive measures
The Diet revised various pieces of legislation in an effort to bolster measures against workplace harassment, obligating companies to combat increasingly prevalent reports of bullying and abuse of power.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2017
Japan's female politicians showing the way forward on maternity harassment
Since July 12, when Lower House lawmaker Takako Suzuki announced she was pregnant with her first child, the news media has been full of stories about "maternity harassment."
JAPAN / Society
Feb 25, 2016
Labor bureaus to streamline corporate harassment complaint desks
The labor ministry moves to improve its response to the growth in workplace harassment by unifying all complaint desks at its labor bureaus nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 11, 2016
Was pregnancy a mistake? The question many Japanese women face
When nursing home caregiver Yukari Nishihara, 34, told her female boss that she was pregnant, she was taken aback by the response.
Jan 13, 2016
Japanese government to submit law revisions against harassment over pregnancy, child-rearing
The government decided Wednesday to oblige businesses in Japan from Jan. 1, 2017, to take more steps to prevent harassment against pregnant women and mothers in workplaces.
Nov 12, 2015
Welfare ministry poll finds female temps who get pregnant, give birth face workplace harassment
Nearly half of female temp workers who became pregnant or gave birth while employed have experienced various forms of "maternity harassment" at the workplace, more than double the rate for those with full job status, the welfare ministry's first survey on the issue has found, indicating people in weaker...
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JAPAN / Society
Oct 15, 2015
Group petitions for revisions to labor laws to help keep new mothers in work
A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization fighting matahara, workplace discrimination against pregnant women and the intimidation of those trying for a child, is seeking revisions to the child care leave law on the grounds that it discriminates against nonregular workers.
JAPAN / Society
Sep 4, 2015
Ibaraki clinic 'named and shamed' for maternity harassment
The labor ministry says the dermatology clinic in Ibaraki Prefecture defied numerous instructions not to dismiss an employee on the grounds of her pregnancy.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2015
Growing up to the idea of fighting back
Psychologist Toshio Kawai has an interesting hypothesis. We may, he says in an article written for the Asahi Shimbun's Globe, be entering an age when "becoming an adult will not be necessary."
JAPAN / Society
Jul 8, 2015
1 in 6 women in Japan suffer workplace discrimination over pregnancy: survey
One in six working, pregnant women experienced discrimination, harassment or insensitivity because of it, research by a life insurance company showed Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Jun 26, 2015
State Department hits bullying, 'maternity harassment' in Japan, Seoul's arrest of Sankei journalist
A U.S. government report on human rights violations addressed the issue of so-called maternity harassment in Japan on Thursday, while expressing concern about South Korea's indictment last year of a Japanese journalist over reporting on the country's president.
Feb 25, 2015
20% of working women in Japan have experienced 'maternity harassment': survey
The online poll of women who became pregnant while employed also found that one in 10 were verbally harassed. Others reported being fired or not having their contract renewed.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 12, 2014
Plaintiff in 'maternity harassment' suit settles with beauty salon chain
An employee of a major beauty salon operator who sued the company over alleged acts of "maternity harassment" has reached an out-of-court settlement with the firm.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 22, 2014
Can women really 'shine' under Abe?
The prime minister has vowed to help women break the glass ceiling in the workplace but critics have questioned his motivation.
LIFE / Language / THE BUZZ
Nov 22, 2014
Maternity harassment
Maternity harassment refers to various forms of workplace bullying involving pregnancy.
Oct 27, 2014
Ending maternity harassment
A Supreme Court ruling last week underscores the fact that nearly three decades since the enactment of Japan's law on equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, the nation still lacks effective ways to prevent women from being forced to abandon career paths once they become pregnant.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 23, 2014
Hospital worker scores big legal win over 'maternity harassment'
In its first ruling on “maternity harassment,” the Supreme Court nullifies a lower court's decision to reject a therapist's claim that she was unjustly demoted for being pregnant.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2014
Foreign women also face 'maternity harassment'
Non-Japanese women discuss their experiences of mata-hara, or 'maternity harassment' — discrimination in the workplace against women who are pregnant, on child-care leave or have returned to work after giving birth.


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