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5 Apr 2024

S. Korea: Govt. agency rules unsafe work environment at Samsung Electronics caused congenital diseases; company did respond

The Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service case recognised the “risks of unsafe work environments on a fetus after employees who worked at Samsung Electronics during their pregnancy claimed their children's congenital diseases should be covered by workplace accident compensation”. The committee concluded that “the cases of three women who worked as operators at the chipmaker should be acknowledged as industrial accidents”.

Updated on 30 April 2024: The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre requested a response from Samsung Electronics. The company responded on 30 April 2024.