UKCORRUPTFAMILYCOURTS

May 29, 2010

As i suspected about bullying within Staffordshire Local Authority

Filed under: Secret family courts — nojusticeforparents @ 9:18 pm

Dear Sir or Madam,

1) How many employees of Staffordshire County Council have made an
official complaint of harassment and bullying at work during the
past six years?

2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?

3) How many of those which were not held in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?

4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?

5) How many complainants went on to the ‘The Local Ombudsman’?

6) How many of those were found to favour the complainant i.e.
found maladministration by officers/employees of Staffordshire
County Council

7) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?

8) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?

Yours faithfully,

Joan Clarke-Marsh

Dear Ms Clarke-Marsh

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 15th
June 2009.

We have completed the search of our records, please find answers to the
questions you asked below:

2004/5: <5 members of Staff made an official complaint of harassment and
bulling, non of which were upheld, non of which the complainant appealed.

2005/6: <5 members of Staff made an official complaint of harassment and
bullying, <5 were upheld, non appealed.

2006/7: <5 members of Staff made an official complaint of harassment and
bullying, <5 were upheld, <5 appealed non of which non were upheld. Non
went to tribunal.

2007/8: 9 members of staff made an official complaint of harassment and
bullying, <5 were upheld, <5 appealed, <5 of which were upheld. Non went
to tribunal.

2008/9: 10 members of staff made an official complaint of harassment and
bullying, <5 were upheld, <5 appealed, non of which were upheld. Non went
to tribunal.

Unfortunately we could not answer questions relating to 2003/4 as this
predates the available casework records.

With regards to your questions 5 and 6, the Local Government Ombudsman
publishes details of complaints forwarded to them on there website,
Therefore this information is exempt from release under section 21
(Information accessible to applicant by other means) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

[1]http://www.lgo.org.uk/CouncilsPerformanc…

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a responsibility to protect
the identity of third parties. Accordingly where the figures are of a
small number we have stated <5 so that individual cases cannot be
identified.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.

In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your
request has been handled by our authority, please contact Philip Jones,
Head of Information Governance, Information Governance Unit, 1a Bailey
Street, Stafford, ST17 4BG.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been
handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours Sincerely

Gemma Allen

Access to Information Officer

Information Governance Unit

Law and Governance Directorate

Staffordshire County Council

1A Bailey Street

Stafford

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