The maternity harassment by a Japanese politician Takaki Shirasu is being controversial in Japan.
Takaki Shirasu is a member of the House of Representatives, and belongs to Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. He also runs a nursery school at Chiba prefecture located next to Tokyo. In the meeting for improvement of working environment held by some politicians, he told that a nurse in his school started maternity leaver just one month later from he hired her. He blamed her because he hired her because of shortage of employees. After the blaming, she immediately asked Labor Standards Inspection Office for help.
Some medias made a fuss about this issue as a maternity harassment by a politician. Most of comments posted on this news are supportive to this politician because the nurse had already known she was a pregnant when she took an interview for the job. People say that blaming might be maternity harassment but it’s also breach of manner. At the same time, some says pregnant shouldn’t be discriminated with any reasons, pregnant also has a right to get a job.
Labor Standards Inspection Office has decided that the nursery school should accept it. But the politician insists that Labor Standards Inspection Office should consider not only an ideal but the actual situation.