RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 29th November 2022
Please find below a summary of our findings.
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
1. How many complaints of racism have been received for the calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022 to date?
2. How many of these complaints were upheld each year?
3. How many of these complaints resulted in a disciplinary process each year (break into calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022 to date)?
4. How many of these complaints resulted in the accused losing their job each year (break into calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022 to date?
For each question please provide the rank of the person who is accused of racism and if it is more senior than the alleged victim.
WMFS regularly publish into our Scrutiny Committee on these cases via the ‘Dispute Resolution Report’ which are publicly available. Therefore, this information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our formal grievances can be found on Committee Management Information System (CMIS) website at the following link:
Dispute Resolution Report’ are published as both part of the agenda pack and as separate items. You will need to go into each meeting and see if a Dispute Resolution is listed (not all meetings had them) and you will then be able to download the reports specifically.
Please use the “search” function and documents please search for “Dispute Resolution Report”
For an example, please use link below for Dispute Resolution Report covering period 01/07/2022 – 31/12/2022.
If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW
Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.