Hate crime is currently defined as a crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group by race, sexual orientation, religion/faith, disability and transgender/gender identity. Examples of hate crime can include physical assault based on a person's gender identity, harassment on social media based on someone's sexual orientation, or making vexatious complaints about a person due to their race.
Across the STUC's equality structures trade union members have raised concerns about hate crime and highlighted examples of how hate crime has affected them in their lives or at work. It is clear from these discussions and debates that hate crime is a workplace issue.
The STUC is seeking your views on what hate crime should include, your experiences of how hate crime can happen in the workplace and how it is dealt with by employers.
The survey will take no more that 10 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential by the STUC.
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