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FOI / 3684 / 2017 - Inapropriate behaviour complaints towards staff

I am writing to request information on inappropriate behaviour complaints made by staff at Essex Fire.The information I require is as follows:

1 The number of complaints made by Essex County Fire and Rescue staff about inappropriate behaviour towards them from a colleague in the last three years?

2 A brief description of what the allegation was in each case?

3 The date each complaint was made?

4 Whether any action was taken in each instance (eg warning issued, dismissal, misconduct hearing, suspension etc)?.

Note: if the matter went to a misconduct hearing, could I also have information on what the outcome of that was?

Please note, if this request will exceed the number of hours for a free request, please process parts 1-4 for the last 12 months only.

We report the number of disciplinary cases and outcomes annually within our Workforce Report. The 2017 report will be published in the New Year. Of the 2017 cases we have had 3 cases which would which would fall within the category complaints made by Essex County Fire and Rescue staff about inappropriate behaviour towards them from a colleague?.

Due to the small numbers of cases we are unable to provide further details regarding the individual cases as this could potentially make employees identifiable.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please ensure that you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is http://www.transparency.essex-fire.gov.uk/ All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire And Rescue Service.

Kind regards

Information Governance Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Telephone: 01376 576299

E-mail: informationgovernance@essex-fire.gov.uk