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South Korea airline ex-CEO fined for refusing time off

April 26, 2021 5:09 am
Mr Kim claimed the women did not provide proof that they were having their periods [Source: PA Media]

A former airline CEO who refused to allow female staff to take menstrual leave protected by employment law has been fined almost $1,800 (£1,300; 2m won) by a court in South Korea.

Kim Soo-cheon, the ex-head of Asiana Airlines, turned down 138 requests from 15 flight attendants in 2014 and 2015.

Mr Kim claimed the employees did not provide proof of menstruation.

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Since 1953, women in South Korea have been allowed to take one day off a month if they have painful periods.

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