It’s been revealed that a total of 18 employees of the Vale of Glamorgan Council have lodged official complaints of “bullying” by the council since 2009 – but only 3 of those complaints have been upheld.
The information – issued this month – has been derived from a “Freedom of Information Request” made by a “Mr Lewis” who asked how many Vale employees had made an official complaint of harassment and bullying at work since 1st April 2009.
Of the cases which were not upheld, 5 subsequently went to appeal – but none of those appeals found in favour of the complainants.
The Vale Council was not able to say in how many cases the complainant had accused the alleged bullies of “telling lies” because that information was not recorded .
The latest available figures for the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s staff numbers is 5,457 (as at 2014). The current staff numbers are not given on the council’s website.