Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (281)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

281. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, respectively, received by his Department in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48045/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I wish to confirm to the Deputy that no formal complaints of bullying and sexual harassment were received in my Department in the years from 2016 to date under the “Dignity at Work – An Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy for the Civil Service”.

In terms of addressing complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, my Department is strongly committed to implementing the Civil Service Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy - Dignity at Work. Each staff member is made aware that all forms of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment are unacceptable standards of behaviour.

On appointment, all staff receive a copy of the Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour, which sets the expected standards for their behaviour at work and towards colleagues. The Code also includes a commitment for staff to observe and support the Dignity at Work Policy.