Bullying in Sheffield City Council

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Dear Sheffield City 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

FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1156
 
Dear Mr Lewis
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Harassment
and bullying in Sheffield which we received on 03/12/2015
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 31/12/2015.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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From: Yabootoyou [[2]mailto:[FOI #305560 email]]
Sent: 03 December 2015 13:35
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bullying in Sheffield City
Council
 
 
     Dear Sheffield City 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
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1156
 
Dear Mr Lewis
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Harassment
and bullying in Sheffield which we received on 03/12/2015
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
1) How many employees of your authority have made an official complaint of
harassment and bullying at work since the 1st April 2009?  22
    
2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the complainant? 
4 and 6 partially upheld
    
3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the complainant
went on to Appeal?  6
    
4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?  0 and partially 1
   
5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?  1 currently in
Employment Tribunal
    
6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? 0
    
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? 
We do not record this information
    
8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current
population within your authority's area?  Total number of employees by
headcount excluding schools – 7,374 and population within the authority
area – 563,749 as at 2014.
 
I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.org.uk
 
Kind Regards,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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From: Yabootoyou [[4]mailto:[FOI #305560 email]]
Sent: 03 December 2015 13:35
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bullying in Sheffield City
Council
 
 
 
     Dear Sheffield City 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
 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
 
     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
     [5][FOI #305560 email]
 
     Is [6][Sheffield City Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
     Information requests to Sheffield City Council? If so, please
     contact us using this form:
    
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     Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be
     published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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     For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read
     the latest advice from the ICO:
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     If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your
     web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.
 
 
    

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Dear 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

FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1532
 
Dear Mr Lewis
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Harassment
and bullying complaints including the accusation that the victim has been
called “a Loner” which we received on 19/02/2016
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 18/03/2016.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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From: Yabootoyou [[2]mailto:[FOI #305560 email]]
Sent: 19 February 2016 10:12
To: FOI
Subject: Re: Response – Freedom of Information Request
 
 
     Dear 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
 
    

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FOI, Sheffield City Council

 
Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1532
 
Dear Mr Lewis
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Harassment
and bullying complaints including the accusation that the victim has been
called “a Loner” which we received on 19/02/2016
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your 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"?
 
Response: None
 
I hope the information we have provided is of help to your enquiries.  If
you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.org.uk
 
Kind Regards,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 8 West Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
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_____________________________________________
From: Yabootoyou [[4]mailto:[FOI #305560 email]]
Sent: 19 February 2016 10:12
To: FOI
Subject: Re: Response – Freedom of Information Request
 
 
 
     Dear 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
 
    

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