Gwangju FC has ruled that the telegram order issued by former secretary general Kim in February was legal.
Gwangju FC announced on the 25th that the telegram injunction case filed by former secretary general Kim at the Gwangju District Court, claiming that “his telegram order was unfair,” was finally dismissed.
Gwangju conducted its own management evaluation in accordance with internal rules and regulations in December last year, and as a result, ordered Kim to be transferred to the Competition Management Support Group. However, Kim filed an application for a preliminary injunction with the Gwangju District Court, claiming that the telegram order was unfair, and the court finally rejected it.
In its ruling, the court explained that Kim’s telegram order did not violate the Labor Standards Act or constitute an abuse of rights, and that the disadvantages in her life were not out of the ordinary. The court also added that whether the telegram order was issued after sincere consultation may be a factor in the legitimate exercise of personnel rights, but the telegram order cannot be invalidated for this reason.
In addition, Kim’s ‘Unfair Telegram Relief Request’ to the Jeollanam-do Regional Labor Commission was approved, but the club applied for a reconsideration to the Central Labor Commission, a higher authority, on the 24th. Kim’s employment contract runs until March 31.
Earlier, Kim was found to have used a corporate card given to him as an activity fee in violation of regulations. The Gwangju City Audit Committee requested the Gwangju Police Department’s Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Investigation Team to investigate the case.
Kim said, “The corporate card pointed out by the audit committee is an activity fee concept that executives use for work such as attracting spectators according to the contract. Due to the nature of the club’s business, it can also be used on weekends when there are crowded matches. As long as it is not an expense that needs to be discussed in advance, it is a card that can usually pay for business-related expenses.” He said, “There is no problem.”