Miscarriage Treated as an On-the-job Accident

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Miscarriage Treated as an On-the-job Accident

For the first time in Korean labor history, miscarriage has been treated as an on-the-job accident.
On March 22 the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) announced that a nurse known only as Son suffered from excessive bleeding, an early symptom of miscarriage, while working in the intensive care unit of a clinic. Son took legal action to receive compensation and recuperation time from the Korea Teacher's Pension.
The Pusan Labor Administration recently made a judgement in this case. It was ruled that the clinic violated labor laws by assigning the pregnant Son to work in the intensive care ward.
Current labor laws prohibit pregnant women and those under 18 from working after 10 p.m., unless they have a special license from the Ministry of Labor.

by Kim Ki-chan

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