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Whose emails were they?
Why do you need these emails, how will you use them?
When were you made redundant?
So do you wish to use the emails to determine whether you have the right to challenge the redundancy?
6 months to appeal where exactly?
You only have 3 months to claim wrongful or unfair dismissal so any claim you may have had is now out of time. Even if you get any emails or other evidence to suggest you were unfairly selected and dismissed foe redundancy, you are too late to make any legal claim to challenge that. So even if you find the most incriminating evidence you could, you will have no legal leg to stand on in terms of challenging the dismissal or seeking compensation in relation to it. As such pursuing the employer for the emails will be a pointless exercise in this particular situation. Whether they are hiding something or not is irrelevant at this stage as it is simply not legally possible to challenge the dismissal in any way at this stage.
Even if you continued to pursue them and they refused to provide copies, the only thing you can do is to make a claim for their failure to do this. However you can only claim if you can show that you have suffered losses as a result of this failure to provide copes. You have not suffered any losses from this and as such would not be able to make a claim for that – any losses would have been in relation to the dismissal, not in relation to the failure to provide the emails.
at this stage breach of the DPA will be the only claim and you must prove actual losses before you can claim, even if they get fined you won't be compensated by the regulatory body and must pursue your own claim against them. It is unfortunate you have missed the relevant deadlines