Court invalidates sacking of Japanese-Brazilian who called boss ‘idiot’

The Nagoya District Court on Wednesday invalidated a company’s sacking of a third-generation Japanese-Brazilian who called his boss an idiot, saying the company had abused its right of dismissal.Ruling in favor of the 35-year-old worker, the court said sacking the worker for calling his boss an idiot was unacceptable.

“The firing is not acceptable under current social standards, and it was an abuse of the right of dismissal,” Judge Toshiro Tamiya said as the ruling was handed down.