International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Human Resource Issues in Public Administration: Workplace Harassment and Discrimination (On the example of civil servants)

Abstract

 

In Mongolia, the issues of workplace harassment, discrimination, human rights violations, mistreatment, and attitudes such as superiority and bullying have been widely discussed for example in the released news of advocacy service provider, the report of National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, and the discussion of Parliamentary Subcommittee on Human Rights in recent years, but public awareness is still limited. Although legal documents, codes of conduct, and decisions are enacted to address unlawful and unethical issues like workplace discrimination and harassment implementation is poor, especially for government agencies. Therefore, there is an urgent need to better understand the causes of, and methods for eliminating, workplace harassment and discrimination through research that identifies the causes and offers recommendations to resolve the present state-of-affairs.  A qualitative study using a survey involving civil servants of public administration, public service organizations, and public special agents were conducted from June to September 2020. The study sought to determine whether human rights violation occurs in public organizations, whether employees are discriminated against and harassed, and if there are any reasons or causes for these problems. Recommendations based on this research; then, some solutions are suggested for improvement.