Harassed employees: dispute resolutions are failing | The Register:

Workplace dispute resolution procedures make cases of discrimination worse and do not benefit the victim, according to sufferers of harassment on grounds of religion or sexual orientation. In a new survey by employment relations and arbitration body ACAS, the victims of religious and sexual orientation-related abuse said dispute resolution procedures tended to victimise them even further, and usually resulted in their dismissal or demotion. Click here to find out more! “For a majority, dispute resolution procedures were seen to be flawed, often exacerbating the experience of discrimination rather than resolving it,” said the report (PDF) by the Institute for Employment Studies

I wish this surprised me.

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