Bullying in Havering Borough Council

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Havering 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.

1) How many employees of your authority have
made an
official complaint of harassment and bullying at work since the 1st April 2009?

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

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

yabootoyou

Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request Ref: AIR10884P

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 21^st
December 2015. Your email is being considered and you will receive a
response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

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following date of receipt, in which to respond to requests.  You may be
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cases, we will inform you of any exemptions we have applied together with
our reasons for withholding the information and your rights of appeal. 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Ms Norman | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Access to Information

 

I refer to your recent request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by Shared Services HR as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question|How many employees of your authority have made an official |
|1 |complaint of harassment and bullying at work since the 1st |
| |April 2009? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|  |
| | |
| |+-------------------------------------------------------------+|
| ||Year|Cases|Upheld|Partially|Appeal|Appeal|Employment |ET ||
| || | | |upheld | |Upheld|Tribunal |Upheld||
| ||----+-----+------+---------+------+------+------------+------||
| ||2009|9 |0 |0 |0 |N/A |0 |N/A ||
| ||- | | | | | | | ||
| ||2010| | | | | | | ||
| ||----+-----+------+---------+------+------+------------+------||
| ||2010|7 |0 |1 |0 |N/A |0 |N/A ||
| ||- | | | | | | | ||
| ||2011| | | | | | | ||
| ||----+-----+------+---------+------+------+------------+------||
| ||2011|3 |0 |0 |1 |0 |0 |N/A ||
| ||- | | | | | | | ||
| ||2012| | | | | | | ||
| ||----+-----+------+---------+------+------+------------+------||
| ||2012|4 |0 |1 |0 |N/A |0 |N/A ||
| ||- | | | | | | | ||
| ||2013| | | | | | | ||
| |+-------------------------------------------------------------+|
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |Please note, data for Corporate Employees only (i.e. |
| |non-schools based).  |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |  |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the |
|2 |complainant? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Please see table in question 1. |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the |
|3 |complainant went on to Appeal? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Please see table in question 1 |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the |
|4 |complainant? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Please see table in question 1 |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal? |
|5 | |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Please see table in question 1 |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? |
|6 | |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Please see table in question 1 |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to |
|7 |question 1) did the complainant of bullying claim that the |
| |bullies were telling lies? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|None. |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question|How many staff does your authority have and what is the current|
|8 |population within your authority's area? |
|--------+---------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response|Number of staff: 2586 corporate staff. |
| | |
| |Current population already available on internet: |
| |http://www.haveringdata.net/ |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

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details of the exemption applied is outlined below.

 

·         Exemption Applied – S21 Information accessible through other
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Information exemption relates to:

Question 8 what is the current population within your authority's area?

Reason for applying the exemption

This information is available via the following internet link:
http://www.haveringdata.net/
           The information regarding the current population is located in
the CENTRE of the page that the link goes to. 

Public Interest Statement:

This exemption is not subject to the Public Interest Test

 

I apologise that your request cannot be met in full and trust the above is
of use to you. 

 

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writing and return to me at the above email address, your complaint will
then be dealt with in line with our corporate complaints procedure.  You
also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the
following address:

Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   0303 123 1113
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Yours sincerely

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

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Dear Accessinfo,

I would like to add the following question to my request.

Q9) Out of the number in the response to question 1, how many of
the complainants said that they had been called "a loner"?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Lewis

Yabootoyou

Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request

Ref:AIR11442P

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 7^th
April 2016.  Your email is being considered as a new request and you will
receive a response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 allow authorities 20 working days, following date of
receipt, in which to respond to requests.  You may be aware the
legislation defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of
the information you have requested.  If any of the exemption categories
apply then the information will not be released. In these cases, we will
inform you of any exemptions we have applied together with our reasons for
withholding the information and your rights of appeal. 

 

Please bear in mind the legislation allows access to information 'held' by
the Council and not for the creation of new information or opinion. 
Therefore, we may only be able to supply documents or data that contain
the information we hold in response to your request.

 

There may be a fee payable for the supply of information.  This will be
calculated and you will be informed if a charge applies. In this event,
the fee must be paid before the information is released.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Further information regarding Access to Information is also available
from:
Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   0303 123 1113

[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

t 01708 433173 |

e [Havering Borough Council request email]  

text relay 18001 01708 433173

 

www.havering.gov.uk

 

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of Havering. If you have received this transmission in error, please use
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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Access to Information

 

I refer to your recent request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by One Source HR is as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|REQUESTED INFORMATION: |
| |
|Previous request AIR10884P – Response to question 1 |
| |
|Question 1 How many employees of your authority have made an official |
| complaint of harassment and bullying at work since the 1st |
| April 2009? |
|Response Please note, data for Corporate Employees only (i.e. non |
| -schools based).  |
| |
|   |
| |
| Year Cases Upheld Partially Appeal Appeal Employment ET |
| upheld Upheld Tribunal Upheld|
| 2009 9 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A |
| - |
| 2010 |
| 2010 7 0 1 0 N/A 0 N/A |
| - |
| 2011 |
| 2011 3 0 0 1 0 0 N/A |
| - |
| 2012 |
| 2012 4 0 1 0 N/A 0 N/A |
| - |
| 2013 |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
| |
|   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 1 |I would like to add the following question to my |
| |request. |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |Out of the number in the response to question 1, how |
| |many of  the complainants said that they had been |
| |called "a loner"? |
| | |
| |  |
|-----------------+------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |There is no record of any of the main complaints being|
| |“called a loner” in the above cases.  |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

I trust the information is of use to you and will close your request.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled you have the right to make a complaint.  Please put the details in
writing and return to me at the above email address, your complaint will
then be dealt with in line with our corporate complaints procedure.  You
also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the
following address:

Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF
Telephone:   0303 123 1113
[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs. Lynch | Access to Information

Executive Support & Information

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

t 01708 433173 |

e [Havering Borough Council request email]  

text relay 18001 01708 433173

 

www.havering.gov.uk

 

Clean  |  Safe  |  Proud

 

 

This document is strictly confidential and is intended only for use by the
addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying,
distribution or other action taken in reliance of the information
contained in this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Any views expressed by
the sender of this message are not necessarily those of the London Borough
of Havering. If you have received this transmission in error, please use
the reply function to tell us and then permanently delete what you have
received. This email was scanned for viruses by the London Borough of
Havering anti-virus services and on leaving the Authority was found to be
virus free. Please note: Incoming and outgoing e-mail messages are
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