Court rules discrimination against married women workers as illegal [Japan]

Author: Japan Press, Published on: 27 June 2001

The Osaka District Court on June 27 ruled that it is illegal for a company to discriminate against workers who are married. This was the first ever judgment in a lawsuit of this kind in Japan. Twelve married employees of Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. in 1995 filed a suit against the company...

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Related companies: Sumitomo Group Sumitomo Life Insurance (part of Sumitomo Group)