More than a fifth of ethnic minority staff in the Civil Service believe they have been treated unfairly as a result of their race, according to internal research.
It also shows that 17 per cent of disabled staff feel they have been treated unfairly as a result of their disability.
However, the Civil Service claims it has achieved higher than average levels of fairness and equality for staff. Seventy one per cent of civil servants agree that their employer is an equal opportunities employer compared to an average of 67 per cent for other public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
Furthermore 60 per cent of staff feel they are treated with fairness and respect compared to 52 per cent of employees across other organisations.
Sir Richard Wilson, head of the Home Civil Service, said, “This is groundbreaking research. No other employer has carried out an exercise quite like this. It shows that the Civil Service Reform Programme is making real progress on diversity and is outscoring other public and private sector organisations on staff perceptions of fairness and equality.”