Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. When did you start the new job?
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Whilst I agree that hat the ex-employer is trying to do will be morally wrong, legally it won’t be. What they are doing would be the same as providing a reference to a new employer – they can mention information about you but in doing so they must ensure that they are telling the truth. So if the contents of their comments are factually correct and reflect the truth, they would be legally entitled to do so, even if it would be seen as immoral.
In terms of the letter, it could be a potential breach of data protection if you are identifiable from it. Whilst it is something that can be reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office but it is a minor issue or them so they may not take it any further. Also you cannot seek compensation for such a breach so it is really more a matter of using the allegation of making the breach as a threat against the employer when making a request for them to stop doing what they are doing
my new employer has not requested a reference from them as they knew me . or doesnt that matter
well the issue is you could again argue it is a data protection breach as it has not been released following a formal request, but the same issues as above occur. I would hope that as the new employer knows you then they would take no notice of this correspondence
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