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Redundant Disabled at DWP

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GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended)

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

You recently released information shown below;

2) How many claims of Disability Discrimination were made against the DWP
by its employees in 2012?

In 2012 there were 146 Employment Tribunal claims made against DWP by its
employees for Disability Discrimination. Of the 87 claims that have been closed,
only 9 went to an Employment Tribunal, and of these only 1 was won by the
claimant.

I would like to ask the following questions,

1/ You state that 146 employment tribunal claims were made against the DWP for Disability Discrimination. If 87 have been closed, i surmise 59 are still outstanding. Is this correct?

2/ Of the 87 claims that have been closed, how much money was paid out as sweeteners/severance agreements, over and above the redundancy payments that were forthcoming?

3/ By virtue of the fact that one person only(as of now), won their claim at tribunal for Disability Discrimination, does this indicate that you actively discriminated against a disabled employee?

4/ How many of the residual 59 have applied to pursue their case to tribunal knowing a precedent has been set?

5/ Was the victor at the tribunal re-employed?

6/ What redundancy packages are available from the DWP?
Please indicate levels across pay groups.

Yours faithfully,

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

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B. Adams left an annotation ()

Geoffrey.. If its of any use to you, just a bit of info on the latest one...

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been ordered to pay a woman with Asperger's syndrome a total of £70,000 after an employment tribunal found the DWP to be guilty of disability discrimination. The DWP was found by the tribunal to have subjected the claimant to harassment due to her Asperger's. The tribunal initially awarded damages to the claimant of £54,000 as compensation for constructive unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. In a further hearing, another £17,500 was ordered to be paid by the DWP for failing to comply with a re-employment ruling. (06/03/2013)

http://www.croner-i.croner.co.uk/croner-...

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

CHEERS, B. ADAMS.

Harrowing reading, will use it.....

Flint Lesley DWP DWP STRATEGY & PERFORMANCE, Department for Work and Pensions

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Mr Reynolds,
 
Here is the reply to your Freedom of Information request.
 
DWP HR Central Freedom of Information Team Department for Work and
Pensions| Human Resources| Level 7, Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street.
London. SW1H 9NA
 
 
 
 
 
 

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GEOFFREY REYNOLDS (Account suspended)

Dear Flint Lesley DWP DWP STRATEGY & PERFORMANCE,

You have not answered number 3. I will ask again;

By virtue of the fact that one person, (as of now), won their case at tribunal for disability discrimination, does this indicate that you actively discriminated against a disabled person.
If i had requested a copy of your policy of discrimination in the workforce i would have requested it!
Furthermore you have omitted to disclose the redundancy payments available across your structure.

Yours sincerely,

GEOFFREY REYNOLDS

DWP CAXTON HOUSE EXTERNAL HR, Department for Work and Pensions

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Geoffrey,

Please find attached response to your request for an internal review of FoI 2450 and FoI 2495.

Kind Regards,

DWP HR Central Freedom of Information Team Department for Work and Pensions| Human Resources| Level 7, Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street. London. SW1H 9NA

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