Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Are you the employer or the employee in this situation?
Please can you explain the situation in more detail?
Did your employer actually write that she thought you might have overdosed?
Ok I think the problem here is that whilst I can understand why this is unsettling I'm not sure that this amounts to a breach of confidential information for the purposes of the Data Protection Act in the instance where you have consented to a report being requested by an employer. When a report is requested it is entirely normal for an employer to put a summary of how you are presenting at work and why they require the report and to ask questions from your doctor.
It is an interesting question but no, if they have consent to seek a report then you give consent for them to write to the doctor to request one and it would be normal for them to explain the context.
You can certainly raise a grievance if it has not been mentioned to you in advance and has come as a shock.
Yes you can there is no time limit in making a complaint about incorrect notes on your file. You can raise a grievance and ask for this to be amended too.
Not really, but if you put your version of events in a grievance it will go 'on file' no matter what they agree to.
I would be incredibly surprised if they did. If they expressed personal opinion in a reference and you suffer a loss as a result you can sue them for negligent misstatement. Most employers would be well aware of that.
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