Officer Grievances (294_15)

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Question 1

How many police officers in total registered grievances against the force for discrimination because of their ethnic minority status in these years 2010, 2011,     2012, 2013, 2014?

How many of these grievances led to a tribunal?

How many of these grievances were upheld at tribunal?

How many of these grievances were “timed out” before they were able to go to a tribunal? (Because the 3 month time limit to be heard was exceeded)

 

 

Question 2 part 1

How many police officers from these backgrounds (below) registered grievances against the force for discrimination in these years?            2010    2011    2012    2013    2014

GRT (Gypsy / Romani / Traveller / Irish Traveller)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Other

Total

 

Question 2 part 2

How many of these grievances (Q2 pt1) led to a tribunal?    2010    2011    2012    2013    2014

GRT (Gypsy / Romani / Traveller / Irish Traveller)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Other

Total

 

Question 2 part 3

How many of these grievances (Q2 pt1) were upheld at tribunal?    2010    2011    2012    2013 2014

GRT (Gypsy / Romani / Traveller / Irish Traveller)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Other

Total

 

Question 2 part 4

How many of these grievances (Q2 pt1) were “timed out” before they were able to go to a tribunal? (Because the 3 month time limit to be heard was exceeded) 2010    2011    2012 2013       2014

GRT (Gypsy / Romani / Traveller / Irish Traveller)

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Other

Total

 

Response

Our data are not organised in such a way as to allow us to ethnicity on tribunal cases and also data back to 2010 without researching each individual case which would exceed the appropriate limit (FOIA, s.12 (1)). To retrieve all files from the Archives would take a minimum of 5 days.

 

Therefore, the cost of compliance with your request is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond, i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. For West Midlands Police, the appropriate limit is set at £450, as prescribed by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, S.I. 3244

 

A public authority which, in relation to any request for information, is relying on a claim that section 12 or section 14 applies must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1), give the applicant a notice stating that fact. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a refusal notice.

 

Although excess cost removes the force’s obligations under the Freedom of Information Act, as a gesture of goodwill I have supplied information, relative to your request, retrieved before it was realised that the fees limit would be exceeded see enclosed below. I trust this is helpful, but it does not affect our legal right to rely on the fees regulations for the remainder of the request.

 

Question 1

 

How many police officers in total registered grievances against the force for discrimination because of their ethnic minority status in these years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014?

 

Resolution Category 2011 2012 2013 2014 Grand Total
Bullying 8 34 28 19 81
Conduct 1 2 2
Discrimination 5 6 11
Harassment 2 1 1
Health and Safety 1 5 5
Inappropriate comments 5 2 7
Pay 2 6 1 1 8
Posting 1 7 8 9 24
Recruitment Process 1 1 3 3 7
Resolved – Mediation 1 2 3
Team Communication Issues 3 2 1 6
Terms and Conditions 12 3 17 32
Treatment following complaint 1 2 5 14 21
Unclassified 2 1 3
Victimisation 1 12 6 3 21
(blank) 1 1
Grand Total 18 91 56 86 233

 

 

How many police officers from these backgrounds (below) registered grievances against the force for discrimination in these years? 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
GRT (Gypsy / Romani / Traveller / Irish Traveller) N/A 0 0 0 0
Asian or Asian British N/A 3 9 10 11
Black or Black British N/A 0 3 3 1
Other N/A 15 79 43 74
Total N/A 18 91 56 86

 

 

How many of these grievances led to a tribunal?                                                             

How many of these grievances were upheld at tribunal?                                                            

How many of these grievances were “timed out” before they were able to go to a tribunal? (Because the 3 month time limit to be heard was exceeded)

 

 

2010       3 Claims

2011       1 Claim

2012       9 Claims

2013       4 Claims

2014       2 Claim

 

All Claims went to Tribunal, none were upheld and all were in time.

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