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China’s justice is stricter against injustice

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Beijing promised on Monday to combat dishonest behavior in employment disputes, uphold justice and improve the relationship between employers and employees.

„With the increase in labor law cases in recent years, we have found that more disputes were caused by dishonest job-seeking or employment practices,“ said Shan Guojun, Chief Justice of Civil Division No. 1 at the People’s Supreme People’s Court in Beijing such irregularities should be prevented by the rule of law.

For example, some people were taken to court after cheating on employers by falsifying CVs and educational records in order to get a job or promotions, while others were charged by employers for breach of contract, for example, the disclosure of trade secrets.

„On the other hand, the employers were partly dishonest,“ he said.
„Some employees, for example, came to complain that their companies either refused to pay overtime or lowered their social security payments.“

At the press conference on Monday, the judge released details on ten disputes caused by the dishonesty of employees and employers and called on the city’s courts to increase the fines or detention penalties.

From January to October, courts across the city filed more than 28,000 cases, an increase of 8.2 percent over the previous year.

„The number of cases remained high between 2012 and 2015, but since 2016, when some new jobs emerged in the era of the Internet, such as travel services or food suppliers, the number of cases has grown rapidly,“ said Ma Qiang.
He also urged judges in the city to have zero tolerance for dishonesty in appropriate cases to help build a credible China.

Jiang Junlu, head of the labor law department of the Beijing Labor and Social Security Association, said, „If the courts of the capital can enlighten dishonest practices of employers or workers and disclose them online, I believe that more people will be discouraged from being dishonest.“

He also suggested that courts across the city set up a platform for exchanging information with other labor offices, including social security and tax authorities.