In July 2006 McPherson filed a complaint against his hagwon for failure to pay his end-of-contract severance money."In August the Labor Board determined that the hagwon had to pay me everything I was due," McPherson said. "It came to about 6 million won, so we are not talking about a small amount of money here."But having an official and legal piece of paper saying you are due this money, and then actually getting the money, are two quite different things.In February 2007 McPherson finally went to civil court, where the judge not only upheld the Labor Board decision, but awarded McPherson a further 2 million won, bringing the total to 8 million won. The hagwon is still refusing to pay, and has lodged an appeal. An end to the process is nowhere in sight."Yet if you want to complain about it on the internet, which is often the only venue for us, it's a crime," McPherson told The Korea Herald. "I received notice that the hagwon filed a complaint and I am being investigated by the police for criminal libel."
See the full article for details. I really feel for this guy, but honestly, he's been here long enough to know better. In Korea, the truth does NOT set you free.