Number of Grievances, Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal Cases

C Bailey made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please supply the number of
a) Number of Employee Grievances
b) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on the grounds of Unfair Dismissal
c) Number of ex employees submitting an Employment Tribunal case on the grounds of Unfair Dismissal
d) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on grounds of Constructive Dismissal
e) Number of ex employees submitting an Employment Tribunal case on the grounds of Constructive Dismissal.

Please supply the information for each financial year:
2018/2019
2017/2018
2016/2017
2015/2016

Please supply figures for each category showing overall figures and also broken down into grey and green book staff.
Please also supply figures for each category showing the number of upheld cases and % of upheld cases, again overall and broken down to grey and green book staff.
Within the figures you supply and within the breakdown figures please provide a further breakdown to show number of cases involving allegations of bullying.
Yours faithfully,

C Bailey

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Dear C Bailey

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 3^rd April 2019, which was received by West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 4^th April 2019, requesting the
following information:

 

Please supply the number of

a) Number of Employee  Grievances

b) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on the grounds  of
Unfair Dismissal

c) Number of ex employees submitting  an Employment  Tribunal  case on the
grounds of Unfair Dismissal

d) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on grounds of
Constructive Dismissal

e) Number of ex employees submitting an Employment Tribunal case on the
grounds of Constructive Dismissal.

 

Please supply the information for each financial year:

2018/2019

2017/2018

2016/2017

2015/2016

 

Please supply figures for each category showing overall figures and also
broken down into grey and green book staff.

Please also supply figures for each category showing the number of upheld
cases and % of upheld cases, again overall and broken down to grey and
green book staff.

Within the figures you supply and within the breakdown figures please
provide a further breakdown to show number of cases involving allegations
of bullying.

 

 

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Information Team

Corporate Services

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall | Bradford Road | Birkenshaw | West Yorkshire | BD11 2DY

 

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3 May 2019

 

 

Dear C Bailey

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 3 April 2019, which was
received by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 4 April 2019.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

Please supply the number of

a) Number of Employee Grievances

b) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on the grounds of
Unfair Dismissal

c) Number of ex employees submitting an Employment Tribunal case on the
grounds of Unfair Dismissal

d) Number of ex employees seeking Early Reconciliation on grounds of
Constructive Dismissal

e) Number of ex employees submitting an Employment Tribunal case on the
grounds of Constructive Dismissal.

 

Please supply the information for each financial year:

2018/2019

2017/2018

2016/2017

2015/2016

 

Please supply figures for each category showing overall figures and also
broken down into grey and green book staff.

Please also supply figures for each category showing the number of upheld
cases and % of upheld cases, again overall and broken down to grey and
green book staff.

Within the figures you supply and within the breakdown figures please
provide a further breakdown to show number of cases involving allegations
of bullying.

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service response:

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have now completed its search for the
information you requested and can now confirm as follows:-

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |a) |b) |c) |
|----------------+-------------------------+---------------+-------------|
| |Grey |Green |  |  |
|----------------+------------+------------+---------------+-------------|
|2018/19 |31 |4 |0 |0 |
|----------------+------------+------------+---------------+-------------|
|2017/18 |26 |5 |* |* |
|----------------+------------+------------+---------------+-------------|
|2016/17 |15 |3 |0 |0 |
|----------------+------------+------------+---------------+-------------|
|2015/16 |23 |0 |0 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

*Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter and the low number of
individuals involved we are unable to disclose the exact figures if it is,
equal to, or less than 5 individuals especially where there is a risk,
generally with small numbers, of identifying individuals. Releasing exact
figures could potentially act as an identifier and due to the low numbers
involved this information is exempt under Section 40(2) (Personal Data) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

For the remaining questions, please note, The Freedom of Information Act
2000 states that where public authorities receive requests for information
that they do not hold, they must issue a notice advising that they do not
hold the requested information. Following a search of our paper and
electronic records it has been established that the West Yorkshire Fire &
Rescue Service does not hold the information that you have requested and
is not aware of any other public authority that could respond to your
request.

 

However, it may be worthwhile referring to the Human Resources Committee
reports published on our website
[1]https://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/fire-au....
The reports outline our discipline, grievance, bullying and harassment
statistics. For previous year reports click under ‘Archive’. Click on the
following link for an example of the report:
[2]http://www.wyfs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads...
(page 90).

 

 

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall

Birkenshaw

West Yorkshire

BD11 2DY

Telephone: 01274 473787

E-mail: [3][West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Aleemah Mohmin

Information Management Assistant

Corporate Services

 

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Dear Information,

I can’t correlate your answers to my questions. I can’t make out which figures match with my original request.
Could you please give a more transparent reply?

Yours sincerely,

C Bailey

Dear Information,
Further to my last reply, thank you for your link to the HR Authority minutes. They have given me some very useful information!

Kind Regards
Carolyn

Yours sincerely,

C Bailey

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you for contacting West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Your enquiry will be reviewed by the relevant department during office
hours (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 hours).

If you have a fire or other rescue emergency, always dial 999 immediately.

Information relating to ‘frequently asked questions’ can be found on our
website under FAQs.

 

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Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you for contacting West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Your enquiry will be reviewed by the relevant department during office
hours (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 hours).

If you have a fire or other rescue emergency, always dial 999 immediately.

Information relating to ‘frequently asked questions’ can be found on our
website under FAQs.

 

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Dear Bailey,

I'm not sure why, the table below looks distorted from the information we sent. Please see attached word document in response to your request.

Kind regards
Information Team

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