Bullying in Mole Valley District Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Mole Valley District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Mole Valley District Council.

Dear Mole Valley 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.

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

yabootoyou

FOI - Freedom of Information, Mole Valley District Council

Dear Mr Lewis

Thank you for your information request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please be advised that your request is being dealt with and you will receive a response within 20 working days, which will be 01 August 2016.

Regards

Shaun Hughes
Customer Services Team Leader
FOI, Complaints & Improvements Officer
Mole Valley District Council
01306 885 001
www.molevalley.gov.uk

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FOI - Freedom of Information, Mole Valley District Council

Dear Mr Lewis

Thank you for your information request submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification. Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for this authority is set at £450.

In order to provide you with the information on the scale that you have requested would require us to undertake a manual process to search through all of our records from 2009. We estimate that it will take us in excess of the applicable time limit to determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.

You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.

Regards

Rebecca Bissix
Customer Services Team Leader
Freedom of Information Officer
Mole Valley District Council
01306 885001
www.molevalley.gov.uk

 

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