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Please explain your situation in a bit more detail
How long have you worked there?
How long have you worked there for?
Thanks and what do you specifically want to know about this please?
Have they said why you cannot view the footage?
Thank you. If this is an official sanction against your name, which has gone on to your file, then it can actually be treated as a disciplinary sanction, meaning the employer should have gone through a formal disciplinary process to issue it. This would have involved getting any relevant evidence and giving you a fair chance to defend yourself. If it was an informal verbal warning then it would not have qualified but in this case it is stored on your personal file.
Also you can treat the video footage as personal data as you are identifiable from it, which means you have the right to see it under data protection laws. You can do this by making a subject access request.
Finally, no one can force you to sign something you do not agree with so you can refuse to do so and challenge them based on the above and make the subject access request in the meantime to try and get the footage.
Does this answer your query?
Regardless of what action the employer has taken against you, you have the right to see the video footage under data protection
But you knew they were there anyway don’t you? I mean it’s not a surprise as to who is in it as they were there at the time so they will not be revealing any unknown information about others if they allow you to see the video
You are most welcome