Total Annual Figures for Compromise Agreements, etc.

Paul Cardin made this Freedom of Information request to Three Rivers District Council

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Dear Three Rivers District Council,

Please supply Annual totals for the following:

As far as records go back, the annual figures for the total
of current employees / ex-employees (including teaching staff) of the Council who have signed compromise agreements directly related to the resolving of dispute(s) / grievance(s) / internal and external investigation(s) / whistleblowing incident(s).

In addition to this, annual figures for the number of current employees / ex-employees (including teaching staff) who have agreed, following the matter being raised and made conditional as part of a compromise agreement drawn up by the body acting as the Council's legal team, to sign and forgo their right to approach the council in the future with Freedom of Information and/or DPA Subject Access requests under the relevant Acts.

Please provide the figures in the following format e.g. 2006 - 2; 2007 - 4; 2008 - 1; 2010 - 6; etc.

Please note that I do not seek or require any personal information such as names and addresses – only the total figures for each subject area.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

TRDC - FOI, Three Rivers District Council

Your enquiry has been received and you should receive a response within 20
working days.

Thank You.

Freedom of Information Officer,
Three Rivers District Council

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TRDC - FOI, Three Rivers District Council

Mr Cardin

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

There has only been one Compromise Agreement signed by an ex employee in
2007. The Agreement did not require the ex employee to sign and forgo
their right to approach the Council in the future with FOI and/or DPA
Subject Access requests.

Regards

Phil King
Freedom of Information Officer
Three Rivers District Council
Ref: 870-0111

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Dear TRDC - FOI,

Thanks very much for your rapid response,

Yours sincerely,

Paul Cardin

TRDC - FOI, Three Rivers District Council

Your enquiry has been received and you should receive a response within 20
working days.

Thank You.

Freedom of Information Officer,
Three Rivers District Council

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Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Three Rivers District Council were one of the quickest respondents of the 345 councils asked, taking only 2 days to respond positively and in full.

Please link here to read about the further aspects of this request:

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...including councils who have attempted to prevent individuals from exercising their statutory FOI / DP querying rights.

There is a growing trend for the use of compromise agreements, not just in the area of disputes or whistleblowing, but also in general redundancy or equal pay claims. Some councils have yet to answer this query - although to date, 65 working days have elapsed.

Paul Cardin left an annotation ()

Update here on Freedom of Information gagging clauses, including the opinion of senior counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC:

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