Dentsu Tokyo raided by officials, yet again

A month after the suicide of an employee, Dentsu’s Tokyo office was raided by the labour ministry once again, said an article on Bloomberg. The officials were said to be looking for evidences which would prove the fact that the company’s employees were still working overtime.

In a statement to Bloomberg, Shusaku Kannan, a Dentsu spokesperson said that the company will co-operate with the company in the investigation.

The office was first raided last month by the Tokyo Labour Bureau. In an earlier statement to Marketing, a spokesperson from the company had stated that it was done to check on the company’s labour management situation.

Last month, Dentsu established the Dentsu Working Environment Reforms Commission which looks to create a comprehensive reform plan to prevent repeated overwork issues. The reform also reviews tasks around business planning and review the organisation, its personnel system and business flow, and implement various specific actions to curb the overworking culture.

This initiative is headed by president and CEO Tadashi Ishii (pictured) . This comes following the Dentsu HQ being raided by Japanese officials after a young executive committed suicide due to work pressures.

In addition, the company said it is initiating an independent review into its company’s labor practices to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

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