Print Published 6th Oct 2017, 12:34

Dentsu fined ¥0.5m for violating labour laws: executives disciplined

Dentsu has been fined ¥0.5 million (£3,400) for violations of labour laws and in particular for permitting excessive overtime working.

In response Dentsu expressed its “deepest apologies to stakeholders and the general public for the concern we have caused”.  Tadashi Ishii, the former president who was chief executive officer at the time, took full responsibility and resigned in January 2017.

The investigation into Dentsu’s employment practices followed the suicide of a female employee who was reported to have been working 105 extra hours in a month (see Dentsu reforms work conditions without indicating cost).