Court orders Mazda Motor Corp to pay compensation over employee’s suicide
A district court in Japan has ordered Mazda Motor Corp to pay ¥63 million as damages to the parents of the employee who had committed suicide in the year 2007. The reason of his suicide was quite eminent, the man used to work overtime and as a result suffered from depression. The trail which took place at the Kobe District Court, has gone in favour of the deceased employee.
The judge stated, Mazda should have taken proper care and should have paid more attention towards the health of the employee. More over he did not receive any sort of mutual support from his bosses at the factory where he was spending more working hours everyday.
As per the previous demands kept forward by the parents, they asked for ¥110 million as damages, but after the hearing the figure came down to ¥63 million. The employee worked at the Mazda prefecture and used to assemble engine filters in the vehicles. As worked even for long hours he was suffering from work related issues, and hence he took the decision to end his life.