Kenji Sarukura’s webinar was introduced.
Fountain of Management Know-How: Forest of General Affairs “Types of Common Malfeasance and the Company’s Liability”
Part 1: Types of malfeasance and the company’s responsibilities
- Types of malfeasance
- Inappropriate treatment of environmental contamination/waste
- Data falsification
- Embezzlement/accounting fraud
- Violation of required registration and notification, etc.
- Defective design/construction of buildings
- Improper SNS postings
- Power harassment
- Liability of the company due to misdoings
- Civil liability (including derivative suit)
- Assumption of responsibility/pay cuts
- Criminal liability
Part 2. Failed responses to malfeasance
- Failed cases of investigation of malfeasance
- Case where fraudulent data has been deleted
- Case where whistleblower has been identified through investigation
- Case where investigation is criticized as being insufficient
- Failed responses to victims
- Case where belated response causes further damages
- Case where compensation for damages is extremely high
- Failed cases of responses to national/local governments
- Case where a company does not understand the specific contents of administrative disposition
- Case of being subject to administrative disposition due to belated reporting to supervisory authorities
- Failed cases of public relations
- Cases where things went wrong because a company did not publish or belatedly published scandals
- Cases where the contents of the apology were criticized
- Failed cases of press release or explanation to local residents
Part 3: Matters to note for preventing malfeasance under the amended Whistleblower Protection Act
- Necessity of whistleblowing systems
- Matters to note for preventing malfeasance under the amended Whistleblower Protection Act
Part 4: Summary of Q&A
Q: Difference between the “Power Harassment Prevention Act” and the “Whistleblower Protection Act”
Q: What if a company’s official SNS got flamed?
Q: When to announce scandals?
Q: What if the management’s direction is illegal? Q: In what cases are past officers being charged with liability for scandals?