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Published : 2016-11-28 17:39
Updated : 2016-11-28 17:39

The South Korean parliament's labor committee on Monday approved a bill which bans employers from requiring job seekers to provide a headshot and information such as their weight and height.

It also seeks to prohibit the "discriminatory" practice of requiring information about an applicant's birthplace, religion, marital status, assets and family details on application forms.

Violators will be slapped with fines of up to 5 million won ($4,275) under the bill proposed by Rep. Han Jeoung-ae of the main opposition Democratic Party.

The proposal calls for punishing acts of requesting and offering illegal favors, exerting undue influence and giving and taking gifts or cash in the recruitment process with fines of up to 30 million won. (Yonhap)