President of Hyundai Mortor Company Gap-han Yoon, who was in trouble with employment frauds by his younger brother, was accused by the prosecution of violating Dispatched Worker Protection Act.
Public Security Department of Ulsan District Public Prosecutors’ Office indicted, on 21 December, Yoon and Hyundai Motor Company without detention, claiming that “As to irregular and temporary subcontracting, they are recognized to have dispatched subcontracted workers, which constitutes a violation of Dispatched Worker Protection Act.”
The prosecution clarified reason for charging them: “Regarding irregular and temporary subcontracting, Hyundai is recognized to have made direct work orders when Hyundai’s in-house subcontracted workers were dispatched to temporarily fill the vacancies by Hyundai regular workers.”
As for regular subcontracting, however, the prosecutors acquitted or suspended indictment of the accused 120 persons with Hyundai Mortor and in-house subcontractors.
Hyundai Motor Labor Union of In-house Subcontracted Workers held a press conference on 23 December, and said “Hyundai have indirectly employed about 10,000 irregular workers for more than 10 years by dividing the production process. Since 2010, five in-house subcontracted workers have been ruled as illegally dispatched in the Supreme Court, but the prosecution acquitted all the parties concerned from Hyundai.”
Earlier in October, Mr. Yoon’s younger brother (41) was arrested for committing employment fraud. He defrauded friends and acquaintances of about 376 million won by promising them a job at Hyundai’s subcontractors. He was found to have used some of the money for gambling.
Ulsan District Court sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment on 23 October.
The justice department held: “The defendant committed a crime on a multitude of victims, or over a substantial period of time. Given that he is incapable of paying back the large sum of money he has taken, he cannot escape punishment according to the seriousness of crime.”