Sheila Lock, the council's most senior officer, has written to the council's legal boss citing 10 criticisms of her treatment by Sir Peter, another senior member of staff and the council. The authority is considering whether to abolish the role of chief executive and make Ms Lock – who earns £174,000 – redundant.
In her letter, Ms Lock said she was lodging a grievance against Sir Peter and another senior member of staff.
However, a council spokesman said last night that the grievance was not valid and could not be dealt with. She said grievances could not be made against the mayor because he is not a councillor, or the staff member because she is less senior than Ms Lock.
Ms Lock, who has been on sick leave from her post for several months, made her complaint in a letter to the council's legal boss, Perry Holmes, on May 24.
My comment: Another not fit for purpose overpaid and under worked Council CEO trying to stifle genuine criticism and comment.
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