Philips Korea executive assaults employee
Philips Korea CEO Dominique OhA senior executive at Philips Korea assaulted two team leaders at a company get-together in Seoul, raising public anger against abuse of power which has already been heightened due to the misbehavior of an heiress of Korean Air. The senior executive, identified as a vice president, reportedly slapped one of the team leaders in the face several times because he was absent from the get-together for 90 minutes on April 9. One of the postings claimed there have been a number of assaults at the company, but no one has been held responsible, adding that employees should not keep silent because they should not tolerate a company where bosses beat the employees. As the controversy continues to stir, Philips Korea commissioned a fact-finding committee but it has not decided on any punishment for the vice president. "The company will look into the case very seriously and decide on the punishment depending on the company rules," Philips Korea said, adding it will come up with measures to prevent such a thing from happening again.