Dismissal of workers on childcare leave for reasons of poor performance

■ Solution date: February 2003 ■ Job title: Therapist / Full-time employee
■ Length of service: 3 years ■ Female

We notified workers on childcare leave of dismissal (employment comprehension) for reasons of poor performance. The company reduced the revenue by 60% due to the change of the system, and explained the necessity of personnel reduction along with the change of the medical treatment system.
It is not permissible to dismiss workers who are on childcare leave, even for business reasons. However, because the worker wanted to retire, it was resolved by adding retirement conditions within limited conditions.