Recently, Samsung has faced numerous lawsuits. The latest allegation is that the court company’s chairman Lee San Han has accused Seoul of violating South Korean union rules. The court also sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment.
The chairman of Samsung Electronics has been accused of violating South Korea’s union rules and has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the latest legal challenge to the global technology giant.
Before he became chairman of the board two years ago, it is said that Lee Sang-hoon served as Samsung’s finance director, and that was during the period.
An investigation into the case in which Lee was still sentenced began in 2013 when company documents outlined ways to tackle workers’ unity. It was the beginning of a number of years-long affairs, which eventually led to charges and imprisonment for dozens of officers there. However, the case against Li Sangong was eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.
Ironically, the case resumed last year, when investigators mistakenly stumbled upon additional evidence during a raid for a separate investigation on a company. There was strong evidence that Lee conspired with others in Samsung to break the unions and join the military, disobeying South Korean labour laws.
Of course, this will not be the last thing we hear about this issue, as Lee still has the opportunity to appeal the decision.