Bullying in Torbay Borough Council

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Torbay Borough Council.

Dear Torbay 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

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 24
November 2015 We are currently processing your request and will contact
you within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above in all communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bee Laithwaite

Information Compliance Support

Torbay Council

Torquay Town Hall

Castle Circus

Torquay

TQ1 3DR

': 01803 207177
*: [1][email address]

[2]cid:image001.png@01CF5A20.BA7692A0

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Further to your request received on 24 November 2015, we have considered
your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I can confirm
that Torbay Council has completed its search for the information that you
requested.

 

This information is as follows:

 

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

 

22

 

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

 

7

 

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

 

2

 

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?

 

0

 

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

 

The total number of staff is 1078. Torbay’s resident population is 133,000

 

 

 

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01625 54 57 45
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01625 545700
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Wilmslow Fax:
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Cheshire    SK9 5AF Website:
[4][email address]
Email (general):

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Hellier

Information Compliance Officer

Torbay Council

 

Email: [5][email address]

Phone: 01803 207413

 

Mail: Information Compliance, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus,
Torquay TQ1 3DR

 

Find out more at: [6]www.torbay.gov.uk/accesstoinformation

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

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,

Yabootoyou

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 15
February 2016. We are currently processing your request and will contact
you within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to
contact us, quoting the reference number above in all communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Bee Laithwaite

Information Compliance Support Officer

Torbay Council

Torquay Town Hall

Castle Circus

Torquay

TQ1 3DR

': 01803 207177
*: [1][email address]

[2]cid:image001.png@01CF5A20.BA7692A0

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

I write further to your request for information received on 15 February
2016.

 

Your request has been given careful consideration under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 however we have established that the information you
requested is not held by Torbay Council.

Torbay Council publishes Access to Information requests and responses on
its online Disclosure Log. Only requests deemed to be in the public
interest will be included and any request included within this log will be
de-personalised accordingly.

 

To view the Council’s Disclosure Log, please visit
[1]www.torbay.gov.uk/disclosurelog

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us directly, quoting the reference number listed at the top of this email
in all communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the Council’s response to your request and wish to
make a complaint please write to Information Compliance, Town Hall, Castle
Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR or complete the on-line complaint form that can
be found at [2]www.torbay.gov.uk.

 

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 

 

Information Commissioner Helpline: 08456 30 60 60
01625 54 57 45
Wycliffe House  
01625 545700
Water Lane Switchboard:
01625 524510
Wilmslow Fax:
[3]www.ico.gov.uk
Cheshire    SK9 5AF Website:
[4][email address]
Email (general):

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Angela Hellier

Information Compliance Officer

Torbay Council

 

 

Mail: Information Compliance, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus,
Torquay TQ1 3DR

 

Find out more at: [5]www.torbay.gov.uk/accesstoinformation

 

 

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