Bullying in Newark and Sherwood District Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Newark and Sherwood 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

Information Governance, Information Governance, Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Mr LEWIS

 

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Newark

Nottinghamshire

NG23 5QX

 

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Dear Mr Lewis

Your request for information received by us on 23rd June 2016, has now
been considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely

 

Tracey Bates
Customer Services & External Communications
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX
Tel: 01636 655216/7

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