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States admit improvements need to be made towards bullying

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Jersey's States have admitted to falling short when it comes to bullying.

Bullying and harassment is said to be a significant issue at the States and "requires attention", according to an independent report.

It was commissioned by the States Employment Board last September following a number of allegations about 'heavy-handed management'.

30 cases were reviewed and 200 employees contacted.

The report has a said that the States now has the opportunity with new leadership to deal "more satisfactorily with instances of bullying when they are reported."

In response to the findings the States have said they will implement the recommendations of the report.

We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and respectful work environment, where all employees feel valued. The 2017 report into bullying and harassment shows that we have fallen short and need to make improvements.

– States of Jersey

On top of that the States have said they will allocate extra funds to draft new policies to combat bullying.

One of the recommendations is that a new helpline should be set up for employees to access if they feel they are being bullied.

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