2015's HR stories from around the world

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Pull the other one – 24-year sickie sees public servant sacked

The Indian government was left red faced as a story surfaced that electrical engineer AK Verma had only just been sacked despite being off sick since 1990.

HR whistleblower – missing in China

HR manager Jia Lining was reported missing following reports he made corruption claims against high-level execs – he was later found dead in a stream running from the Huanpu River.


$15 million for workplace apartheid

Seven warehouse workers were awarded an eight-figure settlement after their employer’s shocking racism came to light.

Caught on cam. Not-so-secret office sex

Video footage of two New Zealand workers went viral after onlookers spotted them engaging in a very public, very passionate, office tryst.


Germanwings crash – employee burnout to blame?

26th The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane with 150 people on board had confessed to “burnout” earlier in his employment.

X-Factor judges sacked for bullying behaviour

Two panellists from the New Zealand edition one of the world’s most popular TV shows were ousted after their scathing remarks strayed into bullying territory.



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