18 November 2020 | Our Business
FOISA Response No.603 - company Disciplinary Policy
Where relevant, we publish our responses to Freedom of Information requests under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
This response addressed the following query:
“Please send me official document which regulates disciplinary responsibility and procedure of your staff members.”
The PIRC has considered this as a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”). An application for information held by public authorities under section 1 of FOISA requires that a public authority release all information held, subject to any applicable exemptions. Public authorities have twenty working days following the date of receipt of the request to respond to an applicant, and therefore, the deadline for response is 27 June 2020.
Under Section 17 of FOISA I can confirm we hold this information. Please find attached to this letter a copy of our company Disciplinary Policy. We are currently in the process of reviewing this policy, however this is the one currently active within our organisation.
YOUR RIGHT TO REQUEST A REVIEW
You have a right under the Act to request a review of this decision. If you wish to exercise this right, you must do so within forty working days following the date of receipt of this decision. Your request for a review must be in writing and you must specify your name and address for correspondence. You must also identify the decision that you wish to be reviewed. Should you wish to request a review, please address your request to:
Police Investigations & Review Commissioner
2nd Floor, Hamilton House
Hamilton ML3 0QA
Your review will be undertaken by an individual not involved in the original decision making process.
YOUR RIGHT OF APPEAL
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a review, you have a right under the Act to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner. If you wish to do so, you must appeal to the Commissioner within six months following the date of receipt of the review notice. The Commissioner’s contact details are as follows:
The Scottish Information Commissioner
Tel: 01334 464610