Bullying in East Devon Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District 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. If possible, please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.

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

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

yabootoyou

East Devon District Council

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East Devon District Council

Dear Mr Lewis,

Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to your query below.

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

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? - 3

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? - N/A

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

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal? - None

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? - N/A

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? - 2

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area? - 503.5. The population for East Devon as per the ONS Population estimates (2015) is 138,100.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have responded to your request, please fill in our online complaint form at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/making_a_complaint or write to the Monitoring Officer, EDDC, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL.

Yours sincerely,

Sara

Ms S Harvey
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

01395 571659
www.eastdevon.gov.uk