The following are grounds for dismissal and contract termination:

  • Displaying an unstable or violent personality
  • Coming to work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Missing or being repeatedly late for classes, staff meetings, workshops or required school outings without proper notice.
  • Repeatedly being not adequately preparing for classes.
  • Being unable to conduct classes with the necessary skills and ability in written or spoken English and with the speed and clarity of speech required for the education and understanding of the students.
  • Working for any other person, company or school during the term of the contract without the express permission of the employer.
  • Deliberately misleading or presenting false representation to the employer.
  • Using derogatory, insensitive or inappropriate comments within the workplace and disregarding warnings against doing so.
  • Harassing or assaulting verbally, physically or sexually any student or staff member.
  • Being charged with or convicted of a crime.

In the event that the employer dismisses the employee and prematurely terminates the contract because of any hardship to the school, its staff or students that are a direct or indirect result of actions of the employee, the employer will pay the employee’s salary up to and including the date of termination but shall not be required to provide the employee with a return ticket to his or her point of origin or pay any contract completion bonus. The employer shall further be required to report the termination of employment to Korean immigration who will subsequently cancel the employees work visa, after which the employee will have 14 days to leave the country.

Foreigners can expect a fine of 100,000 KRW per day that they overstay their visa.