Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
Are you a private or public sector employer? Please note this is not always an instant service and I may not be able to reply immediately. However, rest assured that I am dealing with your question and will get back to you today. Thanks
Thank you very much for clarifying. The FOI Act only applies to public sector organisations. What have these ex-employees asked you to disclose specifically?
Hi, any luck with providing the required informaiotj please so I can proceed with helping you?
Thank you. This is a standard subject access request under data protection laws and the employees. Whether past or present, have the right to request it. Any person has a legal right to request a data controller (someone who holds personal data about them), to request that date to be disclosed to them. Once the request is received, you have 30 days within which to provide the requested documentation.
All you are required to disclose is personal data about that individual, so if there is any data about others in these documents, you can either omit those, or redact them to preserve the confidentiality of others.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.
Hello, thank you for your further queries, I will be happy to answer these:
Yes it is possible for no address to be provided but if you need that in order to send the documents or for identification purposes, you can ask for it
Not ordinarily – only if the request results in excessive paperwork and something that is considered way more than reasonable – we are talking thousands more likely, rather than hundreds of pages
Yes as they may no longer be in their possession