Banishment room

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A banishment room (also known as a chasing-out-room and a boredom room) is a modern employee exit management strategy whereby employees are transferred to a department where they are assigned meaningless work until they become disheartened enough to quit.[1][2][3] Since the resignation is voluntary, the employee would not be eligible for certain benefits. The legality and ethicality of the practice is questionable and may be construed as constructive dismissal in some regions.

The practice, which isn't officially acknowledged, is common in Japan which has strong labor laws and permanent employment.

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  1. ^ Torres, Ida (May 30, 2013). "Japanese companies using ‘banishment rooms’ to push employees to resign". Japan Daily Press. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "BANISHMENT ROOM: Top companies under investigation over unfair labor practices". THE ASAHI SHIMBUN. January 29, 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  3. ^ TABUCHI, HIROKO (August 16, 2013). "Layoffs Taboo, Japan Workers Are Sent to the Boredom Room". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  4. ^ MEDINA, JENNIFER (April 15, 2010). "Teachers Set Deal With City on Discipline Process". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Brill, Steven (August 31, 2009). "The Rubber Room: The battle over New York City’s worst teachers". The New Yorker. Retrieved 24 August 2013.