Recognition of Burnout in the Security Industry—Analysis of the Judgment for 2019 Labor Lawsuit Civil Case No. 61 by Shilin District Court of Taiwan
"Burnout" is the commonly known term for cerebrovascular and heart diseases that are caused by one’s job. Through an analysis of the practical judgment, this text examines the following points: the inconsistency between the definition of “Overtime hours” in different guidelines, the court’s viewpoint of the recognition of Burnout among security workers, and an analysis of the conflicting viewpoint between the court and the doctors. In addition, this text distinguishes between compensation for occupational injury and penalty for damages and explains the spirit of strict liability in occupational accidents compensation, which therefore means that the recognition of occupational injuries should be seen as labor protection rather than a penalty for employers. In this study, it is recommended that the calculation of overtime hours should still be counted starting from 176 hours every month if it is based on evidence-based medicine and should consider as a whole the "qualitative" factor of working hours and the "quantitative" factor of the form of work.