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