Confidentiality Clauses (3104/18)

Request

The total number of confidentiality clauses agreed in severance deals or agreements for staff per year from 2015-2017 inclusive.

The total number of severance deals or agreements agreed per year from 2015-2017 (inclusive) that included confidentiality clauses for staff who had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff.

The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals or agreements from 2015-2017 inclusive.

The total amount of financial compensation paid to former employees where confidentiality clauses were included as part of severance deals or agreements and where that person had made an allegation of sexual assault or sexual harassment against another member of staff from 2015-2017 inclusive.

Please provide individual figures for all parts of the request. Please note ‘former employees’ relates to those who left the organisation at the point of the severance agreement but may now be back working at the organisation. Please do not preclude these people from the response if it is known they have rejoined.

Response

Please find data attached.

In addition to the attached response West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemption:

 Section 44(2) – Prohibitions on Disclosure

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested does or does not exist.

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