Under Justice Secretary, officials said they had to seek counselling for stress.
A official complaint claims that Dominic Raab oversaw a “perverse atmosphere of fear” at the Ministry of Justice, where employees were pressured to seek medical attention for stress.
Officials reportedly found the deputy prime minister and secretary of justice to be “abrupt” and “rude.” After interacting with him or his top staff, civil workers are alleged to have frequently broken down in tears.
After receiving two formal complaints, one pertaining to his first term as justice secretary and the other from his time as foreign secretary, Raab vowed yesterday to “thoroughly rebut and refute” the accusations against him. He told lawmakers that it was “an article of personal faith that we behave” and that he was “confident that I have behaved professionally throughout.”