Bullying in Boston Borough Council

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Boston Borough Council,

This request is being made to make the public at large and people in each authority aware of which councils are the worst offenders or the better examples when it comes to bullying in the workplace. All councils have very similar anti-bullying / dignity at work policies, but there seems to be a difference in the level of bullying. This is intended to statistically show those differences.

Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:

a) Please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.

1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?

2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?

Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:

3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?

4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?

7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of
bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies?

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area?

Yours faithfully

Mr Lewis

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FOI, Boston Borough Council

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, dated the 19th June 2016.

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Many thanks
Freedom of Information
Boston Borough Council

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, Boston Borough Council

Good morning

Thank you for your information access request received on the 19th June 2016 where you asked:

Under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we can confirm that Boston Borough Council does hold the information specified in your request. The information you have requested is detailed below.

1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?3

2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the complainant? 2

Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:

3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the complainant went on to Appeal? 1

4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the complainant? 0

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal? 0

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? 0

7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies? 1

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area? 298 employees/ 66500 population of Boston

We trust that the information above completes your request in full, however if we can be of any further assistance, please contact us. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the Council’s decision, you should contact Michelle Sacks, Monitoring Officer and Solicitor to the Council on 01205 314292 or by email at [email address]

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The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Kind regards

Freedom of Information
Boston Borough Council

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