A new survey has found 11% of civil servants working for the Scottish Government experienced bullying or harassment in the past year.
Some 6,477 people filled in the latest Civil Service People Survey, which is conducted annually among those who work for the Scottish Government and its agencies.
Of those who experienced bullying or harassment, 89% said it took place at the Scottish Government while 11% said it was at another organisation.
A total of 27 people said they had experienced sexual harassment and 50 said they had received “comments about my personal appearance”.
The total percentage for bullying and harassment is at the same level as the previous survey.
In addition, 24% of civil servants said they had seen someone else being bullied or treated unfairly in the Scottish Government.
Asked about discrimination, 9% said they had experienced this in the past 12 months, with 86% saying it took place at the Scottish Government.
The most common grounds for discrimination were reported to be “grade or responsibility level”, working patterns or age.
Ethnic background was cited by 36 people and gender was cited by 86 people.
On pay, 52% said their salary adequately reflected their performance, an increase of 5% from the previous year.
Just under two-thirds of civil servants said they wanted to continue working for the Scottish Government for at least the next three years.
The Scottish Government said there has been an increase of 19% in those deciding to report incidents of bullying.
A spokesman said: “There is no place for bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind within the Scottish Government.
“We have a wide range of measures in place to support staff who experience bullying and we are committed to ensuring that appropriate action is taken in every instance.
“Staff are encouraged to report cases at the earliest opportunity and this survey shows increasing numbers of colleagues are prepared to do so.”