Toyota expresses regret on employee suicide due to work place harassment
The Japanese automaker Toyota has apologised and expressed regret on their employer death due to harassment from his boss.
Toyota Motor Corp. vowed to crack down on harassment in the workplace to ensure employees’ safety and expressed deep remorse, “facing up with true sincerity to the fact that a precious worker’s life was lost.”
Toyota has assured to improve workers’ health care, management, educate workers and encourage a workplace culture where employees can speak up.
The Company’s President Akio Toyoda met with the family of the deceased and promised to bring about change, but the company needs to be monitored to make workplace culture changes.
Earlier, October 2017, an engineer employee of Toyota committed suicide in his room at Toyota’s employee housing as he was constantly verbally abused by his superior, who had called him names like “moron” and told him, “You’d be better off dead.”
Later, the family perused a case against Toyota and said “If the company properly handled the situation, the superior’s harassment could have been prevented, we want the company to make an effort to improve the working environment in light of this occasion where (the death of the worker) was recognized as work-related.”