Dáil Éireann - Volume 527 - 05 December, 2000
Written Answers. - Workplace Bullying.
Ms O'Sullivan Ms O'Sullivan
105. Ms O'Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when the report of the Task Force on the Prevention of Workplace Bullying will be published; the reason publication is now nine months beyond the expected date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28564/00]
Mr. T. Kitt Mr. T. Kitt
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Mr. T. Kitt): The task force on the prevention of workplace bullying is examining workplace bullying in detail and is focusing on identifying the size of the problem and the employment sectors most at risk as well as developing proposals for practical programmes and strategies, both to prevent workplace bullying, and to provide a more appropriate co-ordinated response from the relevant State agencies.
While it was originally envisaged that the task force would report in March of this year, I have been advised by the chairman of the task force that it has not yet completed its deliberations. The original deadline proved too short for the work in hand and the chairman of the task force requested an extension of time to facilitate a proper fulfilment of its remit, in particular the first remit which is to identify the size of the problem in Ireland and the sectors most at risk.
I look forward to receiving the report of the task force, and any recommendations made thereon, in the near future. It is my intention to publish the report.
Dáil Éireann 527 Written Answers. Workplace Bullying.