AN EQUALITY AUTHORITY report released today shows that complaints of workplace discrimination have increased by more than half since 2009.
Figures show that the Authority received 2,830 allegations of ill-treatment at work in 2010, up by 60 per cent on the previous year. The complaints related to a wide range of factors, taking in everything from unfair dismissal to allegations of racism.
Employees said they had been bullied or harassed, discriminated against due to their age or gender, denied access to promotion and forced to work in unfair conditions. The report has raised concerns that workplace harassment is a growing problem in Ireland.
So today we’re asking: Have you ever been harassed or bullied, or seen somebody else victimised where you work?