“ HELP - What is Subject Access Request? And What do I need to do?”
I had been working with my client over a number of months regarding a member of staff who they had both conduct and capability issues with. Following the conclusion of a disciplinary process the member of staff put in a grievance quickly followed by a Subject Access Requests, (SAR).
What is a subject access request?
A written request by or on behalf of an individual to find out what personal information an organisation holds about them. this is information they are entitled to have governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. an example is their personnel file, supervision notes, disciplinary notes etc.
Do I have to comply?
There are certain types of information that may be exempt, however as an employer, there will be information that you are obliged to supply. Visit www.ico.gov.uk for information regarding exemptions.
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