FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

21 January 2021

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please tell me: 

 

1A) How many complaints have you received of alleged workplace covid-19 violations between 23/3/2020 to 20/1/2021?

 

1B) How many of these involved asking employees to attend the office/workplace when they claim they can reasonably work from home between 23/3/2020 to 20/1/2021? 

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for 1A for each month from March 2020 to January 2021. e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints 

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for 1b for each month from March 2020 to January 2021. e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints 

 

2   Please provide specific details of the types of complaints you have received (If you have multiple complaints please provide as many as you possibly can)

 

3)   How many complaints have resulted in further action in this time frame (March 2020– Jan 2021) 

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for Q1A that have resulted in further action for each month from March 2020 to January 2021 - e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints 

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for Q1B that have resulted in further action for each month from March 2020 to January 2021  - e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints 

 

 4)What further action has been taken? E.g. have any businesses been fined or closed down as a result of the breach?



East Herts Council Response

05 February 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please tell me: 

 

1A) How many complaints have you received of alleged workplace covid-19 violations between 23/3/2020 to 20/1/2021?

     The LA did not record alleged workplace violations in the period specified or indeed at any time.

 

1B) How many of these involved asking employees to attend the office/workplace when they claim they can reasonably work from home between 23/3/2020 to 20/1/2021? 

     The LA did not receive any information of this nature  

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for 1A for each month from March 2020 to January 2021. e.g. Nov 2020: 21 complaints:  None

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for 1b for each month from March 2020 to January 2021. e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints: None 

 

2   Please provide specific details of the types of complaints you have received (If you have multiple complaints please provide as many as you possibly can)

    Business closure complaints - 571 to date

    Safer workplace complaints- 344 to date

    Workplace Outbreak- 44 to date

     

3)   How many complaints have resulted in further action in this time frame (March 2020– Jan 2021) – All complaints received is actioned either as a site visit, phone call or email to verify whether the complaint is justified or not. 

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for Q1A that have resulted in further action for each month from March 2020 to January 2021 - e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints : N/A

 

Please provide a breakdown of complaints for Q1B that have resulted in further action for each month from March 2020 to January 2021  - e.g Nov 2020: 21 complaints : N/A

 

 4) What further action has been taken? E.g. have any businesses been fined or closed down as a result of the breach? ; No

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.