Are you aware of the measures employers are required to take concerning power harassment? In many power harassment cases, not only has the employee committed harassment but the company is charged for its failure to take action. On June 5, Japan’s so-called Labor Policy General Promotion Act was amended. Employers are now legally obliged to take necessary action to prevent power harassment. As the employer’s responsibility in such cases increases, so does their exposure to legal risks.
During this seminar, Kitahama Partners Associate Masataka Shitanishi will use several legal cases to illustrate and explain what actions employers need to take when power harassment occurs.
Note: This event will be conducted in Japanese with key points summarized in English.
About the Speaker
Masataka Shitanishi is an Attorney at Law (Japan and New York) at Kitahama Partners. He received his Bachelor of Law in 2004 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2007 from Kobe University. He was registered in Japan in 2008, obtained his Master of Laws degree from the UCLA School of Law in 2014, and was registered as an attorney in the state of New York in 2015. Mr. Shitanishi’s legal expertise is in corporate legal affairs and employment issues for both domestic and foreign companies.
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Mie Kitano, Co-Chair
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