... a report from the Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change has found.
The report also finds that this extents to staff feeling that processes for preventing and responding to harassment and bullying are deficient.
The Commission was established by Oxfam in response to reports that it had mismanaged investigations and failed to properly prevent and investigate sexual misconduct by staff.
The interim report, published on the 19 January, sets out the Commission's initial findings and recommendations. The full report is expected in May 2019, with further evidence still to be gathered. A separate investigation is also being conducted by the Charity Commission.
The report finds that Oxfam "has prioritized what it aims to achieve over how it is done, at some cost to its staff and the communities they serve" and that staff are frustrated by a lack of accountability, both for sexual misconduct and bad management, within the organisation.
The report makes various 'emerging' recommendations including:
While the report specifically concerns Oxfam, it provides a useful insight into emerging best practice within the charitable sector and the workplace generally.
We will keep you updated with any further developments while we await the final report in May 2019.