Sexual Harassment Complaints / Allegations

 

“How many sexual harassment complaints/allegations have been made by council staff about co-workers/contractors to your council in the last five financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Please see the table provided here .

 

How many sexual harassment complaints/allegations have been made by members of the public about council staff/contractors to your council in the last five financial years – 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

 This information is not easily accessible as it is not required for normal operations or reporting. We can confirm that no complaints of this nature have been made to our central Customer Relations Team in the time period specified. Some allegations may not be logged and processed by them and to identify and collate the information would require a manual review of approximately four thousand employee files, which if each one took a minimum of five minutes would require around 333 hours of staff time. Under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 public authorities are not obliged to comply with requests which exceed the cost limit of £450 (equating to 18 hours of time), therefore this information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act Section 12 – Cost of Compliance.

However, if you are able to refine your request to fall within the cost limit as outlined above, we would be happy to review your request.

 

Of these complaints, how many were made against men and how many against women. Please give this figure for each individual financial year above.

For complaints made by Council staff about co-workers/contractors, please see the table provided here .  Devon County Council is unable to provide information pertaining to complaints made by members of the public for the reasons specified under Q2 above.

 

Please provide a total figure of how many individual men and how many individual women have had complaints about them in the above five financial years.

For complaints made by Council staff about co-workers/contractors, please see the table provided here.  Devon County Council is unable to provide information pertaining to complaints made by members of the public for the reasons specified under Q2 above.

 

What was the overall outcome of each of the complaints detailed in questions 1 & 2 e.g. disciplinary, sacking, warning etc.”

For complaints made by Council staff about co-workers/contractors, please see the table provided here.  Devon County Council is unable to provide information pertaining to complaints made by members of the public for the reasons specified under Q2 above.