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Female and BAME military staff raise “disproportionate” number of concerns

Complaints allege discrimination, bullying and harassment but experts highlight culture change will take time, with these issues also faced by other sectors

A "disproportionate" number of female and BAME staff in the armed forces file internal complaints, MPs have highlighted.

A Commons Defence Select Committee report, published today (7 August), said the number of complaints from these employees is a "serious concern". It marks the third consecutive year that female and BAME staff in the army, the RAF and the navy were “over-represented” in the armed forces complaints system, it said.

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August 8, 2019

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