Post Office Non-regular Contractors Unreasonable Disparity in Treatment Illegal Judgment Supreme Court

Post Office Non-regular Contractors Unreasonable Disparity in Treatment Illegal Judgment Supreme Court October 15 16:58

In a court ruling in which non-regular contract employees working at post offices in various places complained that it was unjust that there was a disparity in treatment even if they were doing the same job as full-time employees, the Supreme Court judged that there was an unreasonable disparity in work allowances and support allowances for the year-end and New Year holidays, and that it was illegal.

More than 180,000 non-regular employees are involved in the postal service, and Japan Post may be forced to review its treatment in the future.
In the case where contract employees who deliver and collect at post offices in various places sued Japan Post that it was unjust that there was a disparity in the treatment of allowances and vacations even if they were doing the same business as full-time employees, the Tokyo High Court, the Osaka High Court, and the Fukuoka High Court both judged that there was an unreasonable disparity and it was illegal.

However, the judgment of the second trial was divided according to the type of allowance and the vacation, such as the work allowance of the year-end and New Year’s holidays, the sick leave, and the holiday of Obon and the year-end and New Year holidays, and both the contract employee side and Japan Post appealed.

In the judgment of the 15th, Mr. Atsushi Yamaguchi, the chief judge of the First Small Court of the Supreme Court, indicated that there was an unreasonable disparity and illegality in the work allowance of the first small court of the Supreme Court, the sick leave, the holiday of Obon and the year-end and New Year holidays, the wage of the national holiday, and the support allowance.

More than 180,000 non-regular employees are involved in the postal service, and Japan Post may be forced to review its treatment in the future.

After the ruling, when contract employees held up a piece of paper that said, “Support allowance wins,” the supporters gathered cheered.

Mr. Yoshiyoshi Asakawa, a contractor who works for a post office in Tokyo who was complaining, said, “The decision has made progress in improving the treatment of people working at the post office.”

Post office worker disparities lawsuit, the payouts and vacations that became a point of contention

The three trials, which were handed a ruling by the Supreme Court on Friday over the disparities in allowances between contract employees and full-time employees working for Japan Post, were contested to see if the disparities in various types of allowances and leave would be unreasonable.

Tokyo Lawsuits

In a trial brought by three contract employees working at post offices in Tokyo and Chiba, the Tokyo High Court in the second trial
Work allowance for year-end and New Year holidays,
Housing Allowance,
Sick Leave,
About Obon and New Year’s Holiday
We judged that there was an unreasonable gap between full-time employees and contract employees.

The Supreme Court accepted both appeals and disputed allowances and leave other than housing allowances.

Osaka Lawsuits

In a trial sued by eight contract employees working at post offices in Osaka and Hyogo, the Osaka High Court in the second trial
Work allowance for year-end and New Year holidays,
Housing Allowance,
Wages on Public Holidays,
Sick Leave,
About Obon and New Year’s Holiday
It was judged that there was an unreasonable disparity.

He also showed the idea that the longer the working period of contract employees, the less evidence for differences in treatment between full-time employees and full-time employees, and showed that unreasonable disparities were observed for contract employees who worked for more than five years in total.

Three contractors and a Japan Post appeal were accepted by the Supreme Court.
Work allowance for year-end and New Year holidays,
Wages on Public Holidays,
In addition to Obon and New Year’s holidays,
In the second trial, the appeal was dismissed.
Support allowance has also been added to the issue.

Saga Lawsuits

In a trial brought by a former contractor of a post office in Saga Prefecture, the Fukuoka High Court in the second trial judged that there was an unreasonable disparity between Obon and the year-end and New Year holidays.

In the Supreme Court, the appeal of Japan Post was accepted, and Obon and the year-end and New Year holidays became a point of contention.

In the three trials, the judgment was divided in the second trial as to whether the disparities in allowances and vacations were unreasonable.