Corona is now terrifying the whole world. 19. The first to announce the danger is Li Won Liang, who was an ophthalmologist in Wuhan Central Hospital in China. He was dragged into the public security because he was aware of the danger, and was compelled to write a doc- ument with the purpose of 'spreading the will and deceiving the public.' But at the end of the 7th, he died of the very same disease that informed him of danger.
He is rated Corona 19's Whistleblower. Whistleblowers are people who expose internal problems for the public good. Whistle blower (Whistle blower) in English, whistle is a whistle, 'blower' means a blower, that is, a whistle blower. Whistle-blowers are often regarded as heroes to protect the community from crisis, but they are often tormented by people who try to hide their problems. Just like China's resources.
Many problems arise inevitably in a society where people live together. If the person who first detected the problem blows the whistle freely, and is alert to the whistle, and jumps in to solve the problem immediately, the problem is not a stumbling block of our society, but a stepping stone to a healthier society.
But two questions arise here.
1. Will our society be free to whistle?
2. Are we sensitive to the whistle?
In providing legal assistance to abused victims, we find that whistleblowers play a big role in making the abuse known to the world. Two years ago, a social worker working at a disabled facility in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, reported to the National Human Rights Commission.
The investigation was conducted due to the accusation of the National Human Rights Commission, and three officials including the head of the disabled facility were prosecuted for violating the Disability Welfare Act. Started giving. When there was a problem with the quality of coffee produced by the corporation, only the staff who worked with him, except for the employees who worked with him, sent a message to Mr. A. In addition, Mr. A, who was in charge of coffee production, was assigned to the stapler workshop, so that he had only a simple task of stacking two stapler cores in a box.
This was not only. The social welfare corporation asked Mr. A to attend the disciplinary committee for "violation of service regulations, violation of personnel management regulations", and the attendance notice was "notified by the Human Rights Commission for being unfairly treated by the facility. "They gave it to an outside agency (Human Rights Commission) to insult the honor of the agency." When civic groups such as Gyeonggi-do Human Rights Center for the Disabled pointed out that the disciplinary process should be suspended, the corporation in question sent the attendance notice again except for the Human Rights Commission regarding the work attitude.
In the end, the disciplinary procedure was stopped after the National Human Rights Commission of Korea issued an emergency remedy decision (18 Emergency 400) recommending the Social Welfare Corporation to suspend the disadvantages related to status and treatment of Mr. A. However, the disadvantages did not improve. As a result, Mr. A resigned after accusing the social welfare corporation officials for violating the Public Interest Protection Act. Social worker A has not yet returned to social work due to the shock he received in the process.
The prosecution reported only the fact that A had been assigned to the stapler workplace, which is a non-preferred department against Mr. A's intentions. 'did. The Social Welfare Corporation claimed innocence and filed a formal trial, and the court pleaded guilty by rejecting the accused's claim, and sentenced the corporation and the director to a fine of 2 million won (Suwon District Court Yeoju-gu 2019).
The court sentenced only $ 2 million to fines for prosecution prosecution and violation of the Public Interest Reporting Act. We are reluctant to answer "yes" to the question "Is our society free to whistle?"
Recently, the second question, "Are you sensitive to the whistle?" A nurse working at a mental hospital in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission in January about unjust containment and compulsion for patients. The case was closed as it was.
As a result of the investigation, the person in charge calls the hospital in accordance with the provisions of the National Human Rights Commission Act of the National Human Rights Commission, which states that in the case of a third-party complaint that is not the victim, it is obvious that the victim does not want to be investigated. The call was made and the victim closed the case because he did not even remember the situation at that time.
Violations of human rights against people with mental disorders are often not remembered by victims, and the mental hospitals in question have already been advised by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (18 since 0615500) regarding the patient's isolation and compulsion. It is a pity that I should have reacted more sensitively to the nurse's whistleblower. The hospital immediately displaced the accused nurse from the ward to the department of general affairs and held a disciplinary committee for a three-month suspension. The nurse again filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission, but this time he is worried that he will respond properly to the whistle.
In societies where whistleblowers are not properly protected, or where whistleblowers are not sensitive to whistle whistle, no one will blow the whistle. A society in which nobody blows the whistle eventually faces a crisis.
In the face of Corona 19, we need to check whether we are properly protecting whistleblowers and being sensitive to the whistle.
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