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Bullied Toyota engineer’s suicide offers lessons in workforce harassment education
10/06/2021
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John VDLD
John van der Luit-Drummond is editor-in-chief of International Employment Lawyer

“It would be better if you died.” Words no one should ever have to hear. And yet they were said to a 28-year-old Toyota engineer who would subsequently take his own life in 2017. Two years later, a regional labour bureau in Japan recorded the death as work-related after a pattern of harassment by the engineer’s supervisor was discovered.

 


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