- Nov 29, 2009
Workplace banter or genuine racism ?He has been stationed at Dun Laoghaire and Shankill Garda Stations, where his Counsel Mark Harty SC told the High Court today that Garda Goa has been allegedly subjected to "prolonged and persistent bullying, harassment and racial torment."
Counsel said GardaGao brought these incidents to the attention of his superiors, and had spoken with a welfare officer within An Garda Siochana. When his colleagues learned of this meeting, Garda Gao was allegedly branded a rat and the alleged mistreatment intensified, the court heard.
Garda Gao was allegedly avoided, shunned and isolated by other Gardai who refused to communicate in a courteous, professional and respectful manner.
In addition Garda Gaos religious beliefs ethnic background and personal and family values were allegedly ridiculed by a number of his colleagues.