Bullying in Camden Borough Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Camden Borough Council

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The request was refused by Camden Borough Council.

Dear Camden 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

Peter Williams, Camden Borough Council

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Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Central team

Our reference: 20409369

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Dear Mr Lewis

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on 11
December 2015

You requested information on:

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?

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let me know.

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If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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Yours sincerely

Peter Williams
Information and Records Management Officer

Email: [email address]
Phone: 020 7974 7857

Peter Williams, Camden Borough Council

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Camden Council - Information request (FOI/EIR) - Central team

Our reference: 20409369

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Dear Mr Lewis

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your request for information, received on 11 December 2015, has now been
considered.  Please find our response attached.
Yours sincerely

Peter Williams
Information and Records Management Officer

Email: [email address]
Phone: 020 7974 7857

 
 

Yabootoyou left an annotation ()

I have received an email (I have not included the details of the person concerned) saying the following:-

Not sure if my previous request got through. A friend used to work
in Camden. They have told you they won't provide info due to the
costs involved. I would suggest asking how many people providing
support to the political leader of the council and councillors in
the town hall have been paid off (agency temps and employees),
since 2012. I was told there have been about 4 and that they all
received compensatory payments due to the bullying behaviour of the
political leader. They can't tell you that this would cost too much
and they would not have to spend ages 'locating' the information.

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