Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ceisteanna (86)

Shane Cassells

Ceist:

86. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Finance 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. [48037/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I wish to inform the Deputy that the Department takes any claims of bullying and sexual harassment very seriously and any such claim are dealt with under the Dignity At Work policy. The Department had one claim of bullying and/or harassment made between 2016 and 2019 to date, please see following table. This case underwent independent investigation and the result is confidential. However the matter is resolved.

Year

Number of Complaints of Bullying/Sexual Harassment

2016

1

2017

0

2018

0

2019 to date

0

The Department has provided copies of the Dignity at Work policy to all staff and it is also given to new staff at Induction. The policy on bullying and harassment is also included in the Staff Handbook which is provided to all staff. All of these documents are also available on the Department's internal HR website.