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Korea – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

Korea – Standards – Coverage – Retaliation

2. The term “disadvantageous measures” means an action that falls under any of the following items:

a. Removal from office, release from office, dismissal or any other unfavorable personnel action equivalent to the loss of status at work;

b. Disciplinary action, suspension from office, reduction in pay, demotion, restriction on promotion and any other unfair personnel actions;

c. Work reassignment, transfer, denial of duties, rearrangement of duties or any other personnel actions that are against the whistleblower’s will;

d. Discrimination in the performance evaluation, peer review, etc. and subsequent discrimination in the payment of wages, bonuses, etc.;

e. The cancellation of education, training or other self-development opportunities; the restriction or removal of budget, work force or other available resources, the suspension of access to security information or classified information; the cancellation of authorization to handle security information or classified information; or any other discrimination or measure detrimental to the working conditions of the whistleblower;

f. Putting the whistleblower’s name on a black list as well as the release such a blacklist, bullying, the use of violence and abusive language toward the whistleblower, or any other action that causes psychological or physical harm to the whistleblower;

g. Unfair audit or inspection of the whistleblower’s work as well as the disclosure of the results of such an audit or inspection;

h. The cancellation of a license or permit, or any other action that causes administrative disadvantages to the whistleblower;

i. The termination of a contract for goods or services, or any other measure that causes economic disadvantages to the whistleblower.

Referenced Legislation: Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers Act (2011)

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