Bullying in Torridge District Council

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Dear Torridge 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. If possible, please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.

Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:

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

FOI, Torridge District Council

Dear Mr Lewis

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request sent on 7 June 2016.

Please see below the answers to your questions:

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

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

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? - N/A

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

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal? - None

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint? - None

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? - None

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area? - Staff - 210 fte Population as at mid 2014 - 65,618

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer at Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Linda Patterson
Admin Assistant - Legal
Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG
Direct Dial: 01237 428759
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