David Blecken
Jul 11, 2017

Dentsu likely to be fined for irresponsible working practices

The company renews a pledge to stamp out long working hours as executives escape charges following the investigation of a suicide in 2015.

Dentsu's Tokyo headquarters

Following an investigation into the suicide of an employee in 2015, Tokyo prosecutors have formally charged Dentsu with responsibility for the incident.

According to reports, the company is likely to be fined for circumventing labour laws. However, individual managers of the employee will escape prosecution.

In a statement issued to Campaign, Dentsu said

“We will move forward with an array of initiatives under our plan, including enhancing the...

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