Procedure for investigation and appeal of unfair dismissal by DFID Office overseas

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Dear Department for International Development,

I would like to know what are the procedures for investigating and appealing unfair dismissal of employees by a DFID Office overseas (in Africa) in the event that no notice is given and no reason for termination of employment is given either. Both internal procedures within DFID as well as external procedures with the relevant UK government department/ministry.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mussa

Department for International Development

Dear Miss Mussa

Thank you for your request for information which we received today, 13
February. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible
and within 20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2017-063.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

I am writing to remind the Department that I have not yet received a response to my request within 20 working days as is required by law. My understanding was that responses from DFID are usually prompt. I would be very grateful if my request was responded to soon. My reference number is F2017-063 and the person who acknowledged receipt of my request was Sandy Docherty.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mussa

Department for International Development

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Dear Miss Mussa

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2017-063.

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, the information provided does not highlight procedures to be followed in a DFID Office overseas (in Africa to be specific) as I specified in my original request. This information highlights procedures for countries in the United Kingdom.

To clarify my request, I would like to know what procedures and laws should be followed regarding employment termination in an overseas office for DFID, local or UK legislation. Particularly in relation to unfair labour practice (dismissal without notice, awareness of disciplinary violation, disciplinary hearing, disciplinary action, etc).
1) What appeals can be made locally?
2) What appeals can be made at DFID headquarters in the UK?
3) What are the employment termination laws to follow regarding DFID overseas employees and how do employees appeal when no such laws are followed?

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mussa

Dear Department for International Development,

The above regarding appeal procedures is with emphasis on the right for restitution for said DFID overseas employees in cases of unfair dismissal.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mussa

Department for International Development

Dear Miss Mussa

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 23 March
2017. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within
20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2017-117.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Department for International Development,

I am writing a reminder to the Department to respond to my request, reference number F2017-117. This was a follow up and clarification to an earlier request which was not answered as per the questions in the request. This is the second time the Department has not responded within 20 working days and has needed to be reminded to respond. I would be very grateful for a response as soon as possible. I would also like to ask for an internal
review, asking DFID to find out why response to my requests​ have been so slow.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Mussa

Dear Miss Mussa,

As we received your FOI request on 23 March 2017, we have up to 20 working days to respond and so the deadline for our us to respond to you is Monday 24th April.

Kind Regards

Alison

Alison Marshall | Information Rights Officer| Group Operations | Department for International Development | Abercrombie House | Eaglesham Road | East Kilbride | Glasgow G75 8EA
email: [email address] | www.dfid.gov.uk

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Dear Miss Mussa

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2017-117.

Yours sincerely

Sandy Docherty
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Department for International Development

Dear Miss Mussa,

I refer to your e-mail dated 11 April 2017 in which you asked for an
internal review of DFID's handling of your Freedom of Information request
F2017-117. I will carry out this review and write to you with the outcome
as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Kennedy
Information Rights Team

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Dear Miss Mussa,

Please see the attached response to your request for internal review of
DFID's handling of your Freedom of Information requests F2017-117 and
F2017-063.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Kennedy
Information Rights Team