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old job have lost a my dyslexia report.

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zobey Fri 10-Jul-15 21:27:13

I recently left employment by company A. And joined company B . My new job requested my dyslexia report to taylor my new job to my needs. I requested it back of my old company and they say they have lost it. Am i within my rights to tell them they have to pay for a new one which would mean a re assesment as ive had it longer than the time scale they keep them for. Or do i have to suck up the 500 cost for this again.

Glitoris Fri 10-Jul-15 21:45:26

Did you not keep a copy of it yourself?

I think you're within your rights to ask for them to pay for a re-assesment,although I imagine it will be a long process to get them to cough up.If you originally paid for the report though,it is your property so they will have to replace/reimburse.

I'd approach them calmly first though,rather than with all guns blazing.

zobey Fri 10-Jul-15 21:57:46

Ive had it since 2006 and never had this issue before every employment ive had have handed it back when i left straight away. Or before if they have taken a copy of it themselves.

BlackandGold Fri 10-Jul-15 22:01:26

Can't you request another printed copy from your Educational Psychologist, assuming you still have the contact details?

zobey Sat 11-Jul-15 07:53:26

It was 9 years ago, they dont have it still.

LIZS Sat 11-Jul-15 07:58:59

You should have kept a copy independently. It isn't for the company to do so. How long have you worked for them?

AuntieStella Sat 11-Jul-15 08:17:04

What do you mean by "longer than the time scale"?

If you mean that you need it to be periodically reviewed, then yes, you may as well pay for a new one as one is due.

(and only ever send out copies, not originals, in future).

And I'd also keep on at the EdPsych - it's really unusual for one not to keep their reports, as requests for copies are so common, so it's worth asking for them to check again.

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