Harassment complaints dominate workplace
Bullying and harassment at the office are the number one complaints received by personnel departments, a survey of human resource managers has found.
Almost half of personnel managers have recently dealt with sexual or racial harassment or other forms of bullying, according to an employment review carried out by Industrial Relations Services.
A quarter of complaints had to do with unfair disciplinary treatment.
IRS researcher Janet Egan, responsible for this review, said the increase in the number of complaints was encouraging as it indicated that awareness was growing.
‘In the past victims may have suffered in silence,’ she added.