Jiji Press reports:
The labor authorities have ruled that a man developed mental illness because his sexual orientation was revealed by his boss without consent, recognizing it as a work-related condition eligible for workers’ compensation insurance benefits.
The man in his 20s won the judgment from the labor standards inspection office in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district March 18, he told a press conference Monday.
His case is the first in Japan in which a disease caused by outing, or revealing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity without the person’s consent, was recognized as work-related, according to a group of his supporters.
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