Bullying in Midlothian Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Midlothian Council

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Dear Sir / Madam,

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

Midlothian Council Enquiries, Midlothian Council

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Elaine Aitken, Midlothian Council

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Dear Mr Lewis

 

Please find attached Midlothian Council’s response to your Freedom of
Information request.  (Please note, there are 6 pages in the response.)

 

Kind regards,

 

Elaine Aitken

HR Advisor

Midlothian Council

Midlothian House

Buccleuch Street

Dalkeith

Midlothian

EH22 1DJ

 

Tel:       0131 271 3079

email: [email address]

 

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Dear Elaine Aitken,

Please can you send the information in a different format as I only have a picture of an oak leaf?!

Yours sincerely,

Yabootoyou

Elaine Aitken, Midlothian Council

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Hi Mr Lewis

 

Can you try opening this again, please?  I have checked and all the text
is showing on the attached but if you are still having difficulty, I will
try something else.

 

Kind regards

 

Elaine Aitken

 

From: Elaine Aitken
Sent: 31 August 2016 10:01
To: '[FOI #349650 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Ref F/8335

 

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Please find attached Midlothian Council’s response to your Freedom of
Information request.  (Please note, there are 6 pages in the response.)

 

Kind regards,

 

Elaine Aitken

HR Advisor

Midlothian Council

Midlothian House

Buccleuch Street

Dalkeith

Midlothian

EH22 1DJ

 

Tel:       0131 271 3079

email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Elaine Aitken,

Same again, an oak leaf, yellower on the left and greener on the right!

Why not try and send the information in an email, not an attachment...?

Yours sincerely,

Yabootoyou

Elaine Aitken, Midlothian Council

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Dear Mr Lewis

Attached is an unsigned word version of the pdf response I sent you earlier. Please let me know if you are able to open the attached document.

Kind regards

Elaine

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Dear Elaine Aitken,

This time ok, seems to have been the signature causing the problems.

Yours sincerely,

Yabootoyou

Elaine Aitken, Midlothian Council

Good morning

Thanks for letting me know.

Elaine

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