Japanese high court allows promotion discrimination against foreigners

[JURIST] The Japanese Supreme Court [official website] ruled Wednesday that the government can block foreigners from being promoted in public service jobs without violating the country's constitution [text]. South Korean citizen Chong Hyang-gyun sued the Japanese government for the right to taken an exam for a promotion to a managerial position. The Tokyo High Court had ruled that barring Chong from taking the exam because she was not Japanese was unconstitutional and awarded her $3,840 US in compensation, but the ruling and award were reversed Wednesday. AP has more.



 

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.