Military staff fear redundancy if they complain about bullying, says report

The UK Defence select committee review urges appointment of Armed Forces Ombudsman to oversee cases of victimisation.

Without accurate figures, the MoD is unaware of how severe a problem it is dealing with in relation to sexual offences within the armed forces.”

The report adds: “We are concerned that the commissioner and others are reporting that fears of redundancy among service personnel appear to be deterring them from making service complaints. It is unacceptable that personnel who believe they have a genuine grievance in relation to redundancy or any other matter are reluctant to seek redress or resolution because they fear the consequences of making a complaint.

“As a matter of urgency the MoD and the commissioner should investigate this matter.

Source: 2013. The Guardian. READ MORE, at this link:  https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/feb/26/mps-urge-military-ombudsman