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How long did you work there for?
Thank you Ben.
I worked with the organisation in total for approximately 23 years.
Ok Ben. I appreciate that.
The DPA does not allow a person to make a claim and seek compensation for a data controller’s failure to deal with a subject access request. Instead, all the person can do is make a claim to court in order to ask for an order requiring for the disclosure of the information. This right is specifically stated in section 7(9) of the DPA. So if you are still waiting for the release of the documentation you can make a court claim to request they order the employer to release that information but you cannot just seek compensation for it at the same time. The only way some compensation may be awarded if you were to actually resign as a result of this, citing constructive dismissal and then make the claim in the employment tribunal for loss of future earnings. However, it can be a risky claim so don’t just do it to seek compensation as you will be risking a lot in the process, such as giving up your job without any guarantee of success.
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No that's fine thanks.