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Stainsby
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I made a Freedom of Information request asking what action had been taken against the individual who made the defamatory statement and I have attached the response

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That’s a bit wishy washy then isn’t it?  A cynical person would think that no action (or very limited action) had been taken.

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I have asked for an internal review and will take it up with the Information Commissioner if I get another negative response because evidence of the canteen culture is mounting as can be seen here

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51620990

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Just an update .  I have received no response to my application for an internal review and see no reason to wait any longer so I have made a complaint to the Information Commissioner

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Stainsby - 26 March 2020 05:18 PM

Just an update .  I have received no response to my application for an internal review and see no reason to wait any longer so I have made a complaint to the Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office has upheld the DWP’s refusal to provide information about what disciplinary action was taken - deciding that although there is a legitimate interest in disclosing the information it is overridden by the DWP staff member’s rights to privacy

The ICO decision is available from its website and for a summary see rightsnet news.

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I am minded to take this to Tribunal