I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 13 January 2020.
You requested the following information:
Can you please provide the below information, ideally in table format, for each of the past five years 2015-2019?
1.the number of sexual harassment allegations received,
2.the number of sexual harassment allegations which were laid as formal complaints,
3.the number of internal investigations into sexual harassment allegations,
4.the number of external investigations into sexual harassment allegations,
a.(in some cases, a single allegation will have both internal and external investigation - it might be helpful to note somewhere if this was the case, to avoid double counting).
5.the number of sexual harassment allegations which were upheld / substantiated / proved /found likely to be true,
6.the number of mediated settlements resulting from sexual harassment allegations,
7.the number of other types of settlements or resolutions resulting from sexual harassmentallegations,
8.the amount of financial compensation included in those settlements,
9.whether those settlements included a confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement?
a.(note: the standard MBIE mediation under section 149 of the Employment Relations Actincludes a confidentiality clause, please state if the settlement was the MBIE settlement)
our response is attached