Suit filed by Deaf clerk for compensatory damages against Bank reaches agreement

A Deaf clerk (40), an Osaka City resident who has worked for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, filed a suit for compensation for the damages of about seven million yen against the bank, citing that it overlooked her needs in the workplace and chance for the promotion.

As reported, this lawsuit reached a reconciliation in the Osaka District Court that both the parties agreed contingent on the bank's part on March 23, 2009.

Among the conditions are:
(1) the employer keeps communication with the Deaf woman daily and gives her directions or advice in order for her to secure the chance of an equal promotion,

(2) the employer transfers her to the friendly work environment,

(3) the employer tries its best to provide information necessary for the conference and training with the document prepared,

(4) the employer pays the Deaf woman 1.2 million yen, the money for the settlement, etc.

The born-Deaf woman whose name was withheld was hired by the bank in 1991, has been working responsible for business funding and for the loan service respectively.

She said that she has requested for interpreting or note-taking which was denied, and that her chances for training and the in-house examination has been deprived. So she brought up a case in 2005.

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