Leukemia Compensation: Samsung Electronics Pays Compensation to Former Employees at Semiconductor Plants | BusinessKorea

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A semiconductor company employee protests the health issues that their occupation exposes them to in the Gwanghwamun district of Seoul.
A semiconductor company employee protests the health issues that their occupation exposes them to in the Gwanghwamun district of Seoul.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
6 November 2015 - 11:30am
Cho Jin-young

Regarding the occupational disease issues of Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor work sites, the company has paid compensation to nearly 50 former employees who retired after working at its headquarters and local partners.

According to Samsung Electronics on Nov. 5, a total of 105 former Samsung employees, who are suffering from occupational diseases including leukemia, submitted official requests for compensation after the company announced information about compensation procedures on Sept. 18. After deliberation by the compensation committee, 48 of them received compensation as of Nov. 4. Two out of the 48 compensation recipients were former employees of Samsung’s partner companies.

Samsung Electronics officials will visit those eligible for compensation in person and individually deliver a letter of apology signed by Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun. The apology letter says, “We have been careless to understand the pain of patients and their families, and we should have addressed the problem before. We sincerely apologize for it.”

Earlier, Samsung Electronics began to receive applications for those who retired after working at its semiconductor or LCD factories and partner companies and are suffering from diseases, such as leukemia, from Sept. 18.

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