Hate crime in the workplace (6)

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your response to my question 2016/3078. You noted that 'it is not currently possible to accurately retrieve data from the MPS system to identify whether an incident has occurred in either a victim's or perpetrator's place of work'. Will you undertake a review of the way hate crime is being recorded by the police to increase awareness of the number of incidents that occur at work?


Answer for Hate crime in the workplace (6)

Answer for Hate crime in the workplace (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been very clear that hate crime should not be tolerated no matter who you are or where it takes place and that includes in the workplace setting. 

Every employer has a legal duty to respond to and investigate incidents that take place at work and to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from discrimination and harassment.  TfL, for example, is aware that 40-50% of all hate crime incidents reported to them have targeted their own staff. 

I am committed to raising awareness of hate crime and its consequences and have asked MOPAC to consider how best to raise awareness with employers as part of that work.