Managing unreasonable complainant conduct
What is unreasonable complainant conduct?
People have a right to complain about perceived failings or issues that affect them. However, officers and members of the public also have a right to dignity, physical and emotional safety, and respect.
Unreasonable complainant conduct (UCC) is any conduct by a current or former complainant which raises substantial health, safety, resource or equity issues for the agency, its staff and other clients.
It is important to effectively identify and manage UCC to:
- protect the health and safety of officers, complainants and others
- ensure fairness in the complaints process
- improve efficiency and commitment to appropriate resource allocation in the complaints process.