Publication - FOI/EIR release

Number of people dismissed in the last three years: FOI release

Published: 1 Nov 2018
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
1 Nov 2018
Number of people dismissed in the last three years: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02965  
Date received: 13 October 2018 
Date responded: 31 October 2018
 
Information requested
 
How many people have been fired in your organisation in the last three years broken down year and broken down further by age.
 
Response
 
Please see a table below which shows the number of dismissals each year from 1 January 2015 to end of September 2018 for Scottish Government Core Directorates.

 

Year

Number of Dismissals

2015

5

2016

16

2017

21

2018

8

Total

50

 

In order to protect the identity of individuals it will not be possible to provide this information broken down into age groups. Groups of less than 5 are withheld. In this case separating the leavers into age groups means that every category contains less than 5 staff. While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, an exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018.

 
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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

 
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