publication . Master thesis . 2008

(un)Recognized Discrimination: : A Study of Sexual Harassment and the Disparity between Law and Practice in the South Korean Workplace

Tho, Ragnhild Finne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
ABSTRACT During the last four decades, the active participation of South Korean women in the country’s economy has increased steadily. This has been followed by the enactment of several legal acts aimed to protect female workers from discrimination at the workplace. As this study will show, there exists a great disparity between the level of legal protection against sexual harassment and the actual practice of it in the workplace. While approximately 50 to 80 percent of female workers are thought to have experience sexual harassment in the workplace, less than one out of ten report the offence. To understand what causes this great disparity, I will focus on the ...

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