Dominic Raab has reportedly been the topic of formal bullying complaints by a minimum of 24 civil servants.
Eight formal allegations have been levelled towards the Deputy Prime Minister and are being investigated by senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC.
However The Guardian says all however two of the these complaints contain a number of accusers, with quite a lot of Mr Raab’s personal workplace employees from his time as international secretary believed to have made submissions.
The newspaper stated the whole variety of complainants is regarded as a minimum of two dozen, although it might quantity greater than 30.
Mr Raab stated he’s “at all times conscious” of his behaviour however makes “no apologies for having excessive requirements” when requested whether or not he has modified how he offers with others.
The Justice Secretary beforehand instructed the BBC: “There’s quite a lot of complaints which have been made.
“The minute that occurred, the minute there have been any formal complaints, and there was after all leaking and nameless factors made within the media, I instantly requested for an unbiased investigation.
“That is excellent. That is ongoing. I am unable to touch upon that, it will be incorrect for me to take action.
“However as I’ve stated earlier than, I am assured I behaved professionally all through, and naturally the federal government takes a zero-tolerance method to bullying.”
He stated it was for the lawyer “to make any additional statements”.
“However there will likely be a report, it’ll go to the Prime Minister, it is going to be revealed, so there isn’t any query of dodging transparency round this.”
Rishi Sunak has resisted calls to droop Mr Raab whereas the probe is carried out.
Requested whether or not he has modified his behaviour for the reason that complaints had been made, Mr Raab stated: “I do not suppose I’ve carried out something incorrect.
“So look, after all I am at all times conscious of the way in which I behave.
“However truly I believe what folks wish to know is that their authorities ministers are striving each sinew to ship for them and I make no apologies for having excessive requirements, for attempting to drive issues ahead … I believe folks anticipate ministers that are available in to essentially push issues ahead and drive issues ahead.
“However that may be carried out, after all, in an expert manner, and I am assured that that is what I’ve carried out all through.”