Bullying in North East Lincolnshire Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear North East Lincolnshire 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

PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Lewis

I am pleased to acknowledge your request for information, which has been allocated the reference number NEL/0954/1516.

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Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

Feedback Officer

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PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number NEL/0954/1516. I
wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the following
information:

    

     1) How many employees of your authority have made an official
complaint of harassment and bullying at work since the 1st April 2009?

 

21 Official complaints of harassment and bullying have been made since
2009.

    

     2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?

 

10 were held in favour of the complainant.

 

     3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?

 

1 of these cases which were not upheld in favour of the complainant went
to appeal and this was found to favour the complainant.

 

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

 

1 was found to be in the favour of the complainant.

     

     5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?

 

3 went to employment tribunal. 

 

     6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?

 

All 3 complaints were found to be upheld.

 

     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?

 

3 of the complainants claimed the bullies were telling lies.

 

     8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current
population within your authority's area?

 

North East Lincolnshire Council has 1863 employees.  The population for
North East Lincolnshire is 159,700

 

If you believe that your request for information has not been handled in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
request an internal review by the Council. Please be clear about which
elements of the Council’s response or handling of the request you are
unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during the internal
review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied you may
contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you wish to request
an internal review, please contact me and I will make the necessary
arrangements.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

 

 

 

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Dear PPD - FOI,

I would like to add the following question to my request.

Q9) Out of the number in the response to question 1, how many of
the complainants said that they had been called "a loner"?

Yours sincerely,

Yabootoyou

PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Lewis

 

Thank you for your further correspondence in relation to Information
Request reference number, NEL/0954/1516.

Your request has been passed to the relevant department for processing and
you can expect your response within the 20 working day limit. If it will
take us longer than 20 working days to respond to you, we will inform you
of this and provide you with the expected date for receiving a response.

Further information about how we will deal with your Freedom of
Information requests is available on our website at:
[1]http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/council/the-co...
.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information or
assistance quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

 

Feedback Officer

 

 

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PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number 0954_1516. I
wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the following
information.

 

Q9) Out of the number in the response to question 1, how many of the
complainants said that they had been called "a loner"?

    

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If you believe that your request for information has not been handled in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
request an internal review by the Council. Please be clear about which
elements of the Council’s response or handling of the request you are
unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during the internal
review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied you may
contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you wish to request
an internal review, please contact me and I will make the necessary
arrangements.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

Resources Directorate

 

 

 

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