Unprepared employers can be caught out by staff data requests

Administrative burdens can be created if an employee requests access to his or her data

8th March, 2020
Unprepared employers can be caught out by staff data requests
Access to personnel records can place a significant administrative burden on an employer

The Data Protection Commission published its 2019 report last week, and described an individual’s right of access to their data as a “significant theme” in employment disputes.

Access to personnel files, records and communications between managers can make or break an employment claim.

Although these requests can be made at no cost to the employee, they can place a significant administrative burden on an unprepared employer.

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