972 Disabled People Faced Workplace Abuse in Japan in FY 2016 (News)
[2017.07.27] Read in: 日本語 | ESPAÑOL | العربية |

Tokyo, July 26 (Jiji Press)—The number of people with disabilities who were abused at their workplaces in Japan came to 972 in fiscal 2016, down 151, or 13.4%, from the preceding year, a government survey showed Wednesday.

Of the total, people with intellectual disabilities accounted for 53%, those with mental disorders 24%, and those with physical disabilities 21%, according to the Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry survey.

The survey showed that 82% of the victims suffered economic abuse, such as pay below the mandatory minimum wage, 11% verbal and other psychological abuse, and 6% physical abuse. Six people faced sexual abuse.

The number of abusers, such as employers and bosses, came to 591.

Among the victims was a hearing impaired man in his 60s who was called “lousy” or told to “quit” by his boss in sign language each time he made a mistake in his work.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

  • [2017.07.27]
Related articles
Other columns

Video highlights

New series

  • From our columnists
  • In the news