Sexual harassment complaints

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Dear Flintshire Council,

Please advise me of the number of complaints of sexual harassment
made to the council since 1 April 2009 by staff, councillors and
members of the public.

Please break down the count as follows:

* Total complaints made
* Complaints made by staff
* Complaints made by councillors
* Complaints made by members of the public
* Complaints against a member of staff
* Complaints against a councillor
* Complaints against a member of the public

Please also supply counts of:

* The number of complaints referred to police
* the number of complaints which resulted in formal disciplinary
action
* The number of complaints where informal action, such as a
reprimand or training, was taken
* the number of complaints where no further action was taken

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harrison

Flintshire County Council

I will be out of the office starting 28/02/2013 and will not return until
06/03/2013.

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Deellir na fydd unrhyw safbwyntiau, na chynghorion, na
chasgliadau nac unrhyw wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon,
nad ydynt yn berthnasol i waith swyddogol
Cyngor Sir y Fflint, yn cael eu cynnig na'u cadarnhau ganddo
nac ar ei ran, ac felly ni fydd Cyngor Sir y Fflint yn derbyn
unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am y rhannau hynny o'r neges.
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Flintshire County Council

Mr Peter Harrison Eich Cyf/Your Ref
Ein Cyf/Our Ref R005866
Dyddiad/Date 04/03/2013
Gofynner am/Ask for
Rhif Union/Direct Dial

Dear Mr Harrison,

Thank you for your request for information which is acknowledged.

Your request has been forwarded to the Freedom of Information Act Contact
Officer for the Human Resources Directorate to process and this Officer
will be in contact with you.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Contact Officer

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Opinions advice, conclusions and other information in this

message that do not relate to the official business of

Flintshire County Council shall be understood as neither

given nor endorsed by it or on its behalf, and consequently

Flintshire County Council shall bear no responsibility

whatsoever in respect thereof.

Deel! lir na fydd unrhyw safbwyntiau, na chynghorion, na

chasgliadau nac unrhyw wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon,

nad ydynt yn berthnasol i waith swyddogol

Cyngor Sir y Fflint, yn cael eu cynnig na'u cadarnhau ganddo

nac ar ei ran, ac felly ni fydd Cyngor Sir y Fflint yn derbyn

unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am y rhannau hynny o'r neges.

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Flintshire County Council

Dear Mr Harrison

Thank you for your request for information.

* Total complaints made - Two
* Complaints made by staff - nil
* Complaints made by councillors - nil
* Complaints made by members of the public - nil
* Complaints against a member of staff - Two
* Complaints against a councillor - nil
* Complaints against a member of the public - nil

Please also supply counts of:
* The number of complaints referred to police - nil
* the number of complaints which resulted in formal disciplinary action -
one, other resigned prior to action being taken
* The number of complaints where informal action, such as a reprimand or
training, was taken - nil
* the number of complaints where no further action was taken - see above

If you believe the council has not dealt with your request properly, the
complaints procedure below provides a way for your request to be
reconsidered by a senior officer not previously involved in processing
your request.
Yours sincerely

Lorraine Snead
FOI Contact Officer – Human Resources

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Opinions advice, conclusions and other information in this

message that do not relate to the official business of

Flintshire County Council shall be understood as neither

given nor endorsed by it or on its behalf, and consequently

Flintshire County Council shall bear no responsibility

whatsoever in respect thereof.

Deellir na fydd unrhyw safbwyntiau, na chynghorion, na

chasgliadau nac unrhyw wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon,

nad ydynt yn berthnasol i waith swyddogol

Cyngor Sir y Fflint, yn cael eu cynnig na'u cadarnhau ganddo

nac ar ei ran, ac felly ni fydd Cyngor Sir y Fflint yn derbyn

unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am y rhannau hynny o'r neges.

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