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A request for information on employees that have had to take a leave of absence or been discharged because of their weight.

FOI/15138

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 12th November 2015.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many of your employees have had, as a result of being overweight, to take a leave of absence from their work or been discharged in the following years:

2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

I am requesting only the numbers of each instance; no personal information is required.

I would like to receive this information via email, in xls (spreadsheet) form.

Reply

There are no recorded cases of personnel being discharged or having to take leave of absence from WMFS based purely on their weight.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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