New report states Harrow Council ignored staff’s claims of antisemitism
A newly published independent race report has stated that Harrow Council ignored several claims of antisemitism that were flagged up by members of staff.
In addition to antisemitism, several cases of sexism and racism were allegedly witnessed by some members of council staff, though no action had been taken.
One participant in the report said: “A colleague reported several instances of antisemitism and racism and nothing has been done about it for years. It is no good at all to talk about combating racism, then do nothing about it when reported. We are so fed up of this and this is the reason why nothing will change.”
Other staff members reportedly said that they did not feel comfortable reporting incidents of “casual racism” for fear of losing their jobs.
The report recommended that the council issue a “formal apology”. Harrow Council has reportedly been contacted for comment.
Harrow Council adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in 2017.
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