Cho Song-hwa (29), a professional female volleyball player, lost a lawsuit against IBK Industrial Bank after being notified of the termination of the contract for leaving the team without permission.
On the 14th, the 14th Civil Settlement Division of the Seoul Central District Court (Presiding Judge Seo Bo-min) ruled against the plaintiff in a claim lawsuit against Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK Industrial Bank) and Altos Volleyball Team, including confirmation of invalidity of contract termination.
Cho Song-hwa, who was a member of IBK Industrial Bank, left her team twice in November last year. At the time, Cho Song-hwa’s side responded, “It’s not an unauthorized departure. I notified the club and the manager. I went to the hospital with the club’s trainer, so it can’t be seen as an unauthorized departure.” As Cho Song-hwa’s unauthorized departure led to the resignation of manager Seo Nam-won, and a series of incidents such as acting Kim Sa-ni took over the baton.
The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Reward and Punishment Committee summoned Cho Song-hwa and her club officials to find out the facts, but decided to suspend the disciplinary action because the opinions of both sides were sharply divided. IBK Industrial Bank subsequently notified Cho Song-hwa of its decision to terminate her player contract. Cho Song-hwa was announced as a free player, but he did not make it to any team. 메이저사이트
Cho Song-hwa, dissatisfied with the club’s decision, applied for a provisional injunction to temporarily suspend the effect of her contract termination disposition. She also filed a lawsuit seeking confirmation that the termination of her contract was invalid in order for her to receive the remaining salary. The 50th Division of Civil Agreement (Senior Judge Song Gyeong-geun) of the same court rejected the application for provisional injunction in January of this year, and judged that Song-hwa Cho’s breach of contract was recognized.
Even in the lawsuit for invalidation of the contract following the application for injunction, Jin Jo Song-hwa has become difficult to receive an annual salary (about 400 million won) for the remaining period of the 3-year contract (250 million won in annual salary, 20 million won in options) signed with IBK Industrial Bank in 2021.