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Does Dp have the right to see info held about him?

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CocktailSlacks Wed 09-Sep-15 18:24:23

I am hoping someone can offer help here- name changed for obvious reasons and I am being rather vague I know but I don't wish to be outed

DP has been with his company for 15 years; we have found out through a third party that management are are trying to get rid of him and put a family member in his place. They have painted a completely false picture of him accusing him (not to his face as yet) of all sorts of issues which are completely false. He will be called into management at some point but the false information will not be mentioned- just noted on his records- as he would be able to complelty disprove it.

Small family run company no union

If they sack him/make him redundant/whatever does he have the right to see his personal info held ? We are worried that when he applies for jobs this fake info will be written down on reference to future employers

I am aware that this post sounds a bit cloak and dagger but I have had to leave certain elements out

MyFavouriteClintonisGeorge Wed 09-Sep-15 18:28:32

The basic position will be explained here. Basically, ask the company and if you are refused make a formal data subject access request under the Data Protection Act.

EBearhug Wed 09-Sep-15 22:00:11

You can request to see your data at our place, but you don't get sent copies - you have to go into HR and read it there. So be prepared if something like this is in place - have notebook and pen to take notes.

CocktailSlacks Thu 10-Sep-15 08:38:55

thank you both; it mentions 'organisations' on that link MyFavourite...does this include private companies?

MyFavouriteClintonisGeorge Thu 10-Sep-15 14:37:47

Yes it does.

Theodolia Thu 10-Sep-15 15:13:35

Under the DPA, they must provide copies - they cannot insist that you only view it.

CocktailSlacks Sat 12-Sep-15 08:34:33

thank you everyone; I have a feeling that once he puts the request in that the information will be amended but he will still do it

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