FDA harassment & bullying survey - one week remaining

December 1st, 2017

The issue of how the civil service and connected employers address, resolve and support individuals in cases of alleged harassment is a matter of substantial press attention and public concern. This may include allegations of harassment either by another civil servant or a non-civil servant such as a Minister, an MP, or someone employed by a political party.

The FDA is well aware that instances of alleged harassment (and broader cases around bullying and other 'abuses of power') can affect people in a number of different ways, all of which can require support. We are looking to ensure the civil service and related employers provide that support promptly and effectively and that cases are investigated and resolved as quickly as possible.

In addition to the support required by potential victims of harassment, we are also looking at the support given to potential witnesses and managers who are made aware of potential harassment issues. It is also the case that some members may have claims raised against them, and it is important that they too are supported as a proper process is followed.

As a union we also want to ensure that we are providing appropriate support and guidance to members involved in harassment or bullying cases. So please do take the time to fill out this survey.

We will not pass on the detail of any individual cases outside the FDA, and you will not be identified by participating in this survey unless you wish to be. However, if you do want to get in touch with us in regard to an issue, please do so by contacting your national officer or FDA head office by emailing info@fda.org.uk.