A nationwide hotline to help people affected by bullying of bosses has opened in Japan, TASS reported referring to Japanese nationwide TV.
The line was organized by a group of lawyers advocating for people from bullying and humiliation at work, as well as excessive processing, which often lead to serious illnesses in people and even lead to suicide. People calling for help will get legal advice on how best to do in a particular situation.
The hotline will work only for one day, however, a group of lawyers expects to carry out such practices on a regular basis.
Excessive moral pressure and humiliation from the authorities is an acute problem in Japanese companies. For example, in mid-November of this year, Japan's largest automobile company Toyota was declared responsible for the suicide of one of its employees in 2017 due to continued pressure from the bosses in the workplace. It was found that the suicide of company employee, 28, who worked as a car designer at the company's headquarters in Toyota (Aichi Prefecture) was prompted by constant verbal humiliation and pressure from one of the leaders. Toyota, which was ordered to pay compensation to the relatives of the suicide, formally apologized and promised to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.