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CSA - Privacy of information

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wendy459 Thu 18-Apr-13 17:00:49

I split with the father to my son in November of last year after I discovered he was having an affair with a girl of 20 at his work place.
I tried to be amicable about child maintenance as whilst in the relationship, I was totally dependable upon him for money. I have now had to go onto income support and this leaves me very low on money. The ex is refusing to pay me for his son so I then got the CSA involved who informed me that based on his earnings, he is liable to pay my son £62 per week. The CSA then contacted his workplace as he refused to speak to them. The trouble is, the girl he had the affair with has looked into all the details and information that the CSA have been in contact with his workplace about even though she is nothing to do with the accounts part. So this girl deliberately went out of her way to access information that she shouldn't even have access to. What can I do about this as I am absolutely furious.

ChocHobNob Thu 18-Apr-13 17:31:59

It's a matter for the employer to deal with.
Is he still in a relationship with the girl?

What exactly has happened with the girl looking? If they are still involved, he has a right to access any details held on himself so has she become aware from that? Does she have access to personal files through her job? Was she just relaying information to him?

Or was she just being nosey?

It would depend on whether he was unhappy with her accessing the information I imagine because it was HIS information. He would have to complain to his employer.

Freddiemisagreatshag Thu 18-Apr-13 17:38:12

How do you know all this?

Xenia Thu 18-Apr-13 19:32:42

How do you know? Was she in charge of accounts and payroll? Or did she do wrong in accessing it?If she did wrong complain to your ex's employer and ask for an explanation. The girl may get the sack in which case your ex may have less money coming and have to pay you less however. Mind you you had better not breach her privacy rights in speaking to the employer about it.The complain to the ICO if you can be bothered.

Could you not get a full time job like many single mothers? That tends to help with the financial side of things and I did when I had babies.

STIDW Thu 18-Apr-13 20:35:44

I don't understand. Surely the information was about your ex's income and possibly deduction of his earnings so the information she had access to was about him, not you.

wendy459 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:44:38

She just answers the telephones at the company and has absolutely nothing to do with accounts at all. She looked just to be nosey as she is trying to stop him from having to pay for his son. Yes he and she are still together. The reason I know that she has gained this information is because the ex text me to say that she has found out he is going to have to pay via csa.

wendy459 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:47:20

Xenia. Yes I can find a job, I am looking for a job. I have had to relocate over 120 miles due to the ex turning violent with me, so as I'm sure you will understand, I'm kind of trying to piece my life back together. As not have children, you will know i cannot feed my child off fresh air

marriednotdead Thu 18-Apr-13 20:51:54

How do you know she got the information from his/their workplace? As opposed to seeing his mail? CSA would have written to him several times before resorting to an attachment of earnings.

wendy459 Thu 18-Apr-13 22:11:54

She doesn't live with him to get his post. He told me that she had been through the accounts department at work.

prh47bridge Fri 19-Apr-13 00:10:43

I don't understand why you are furious. She hasn't got hold of any of your personal information. She can't stop the CSA making him pay. So why are you upset?

Freddiemisagreatshag Fri 19-Apr-13 03:52:04

He could have told her anyway.

Or authorised the accounts dept to tell her.

It's not your personal information. It's his. It's bugger all to do with you and will make fuck all difference to whether he pays or not.

Why are you furious?

Planetofthedrapes Fri 19-Apr-13 09:50:52

Silver lining and all that - maybe the OW realizes that he is a bad provider, if she wanted children, and will dump him! grin

ChocHobNob Fri 19-Apr-13 17:40:52

There was no personal information of yours that she accessed.

What she would have seen would not have been any more than what she already knew, that they are chasing him for child support.

Her seeing the information will not in any way let her help him to get out of paying.

Her accessing HIS information at HIS work is not anything to do with you. He should be complaining.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 19-Apr-13 20:11:48

Sounds like he had an issue with her finding out but from your perspective whats the issue?

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