Bullying in Northampton Borough Council

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Dear Northampton Borough 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

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

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


Requests, Northampton Borough Council

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Dear Mr Lewis

Please find attached the Council's response to your request for information dated 20th June 2016.


Judy Goodman
Borough Secretary's
Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall
Tel 01604 837409

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Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, Northampton, United Kingdom, NN1 1DE
+44 (0)300 330 7000

Dear Requests,

...and question 7?

Yours sincerely,


Requests, Northampton Borough Council

Question 7 is not an FOI request. Information is not held directly relating to your question and it would be subjection to read through the entire case file and surmise whether the file contained allegations of 'telling lies'.

I doubt any Council could accurately respond to this question. This Council does not hold the information.

David Taylor
Senior Information Governance Officer
(Freedom of Information and Data Protection Officer)
Borough Secretary's Department
The Guildhall
Telephone: 01604 838536
Fax: 01604 837057
Email: [email address]
FOI disclosure web pages http://www.northampton.gov.uk/site/scrip...


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