Bullying in Renfrewshire 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

Renfrewshire Council

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Dear Mr. Lewis,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 Request

Information Requested

Renfrewshire Council received your request for information on 04 August
2016.  You wrote:

1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you
receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?

Response: 14

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

Response: 2

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

Response: 3

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

Response: 0

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

Response: 0

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

Response: N/A

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?  

Response: As the Council does not hold recorded information falling within
the scope of your request, I am providing notice under Section 17 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the Council does not hold
the information requested and so, is unable to comply with this aspect of
your request. Papers relating to the cases have been destroyed.

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

Response: 7,695 employee headcount, 6,705 full time equivalent(FTE).
 Current population in Renfrewshire is 174,560 as indicated by National
Records Scotland 2015.

I hope this information is of interest.

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Yours sincerely,

Joseph Bartoletti
Records Manager
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Tel: 0141 618 5149
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