Does the employer have to provide an employee with a copy of a statement made about him in another employee's grievance meeting?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 September 2018
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
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There is no specific legal requirement to provide an employee with a statement made about him/her in a grievance raised by another employee. The LRA Code of Practice on Grievances sets out clear guidance for employers on how to deal with grievances, and employers should be familiar with this.

However, it is important to consider that under the GDPR and DPA 2018, employees have increased rights, one of which is the right to access personal information held about them, via a subject access request. Therefore an employee could request copies of any grievances about them and/or grievances which may refer to them.

In accordance with the ICO’s Subject Access Code of Conduct, an employer can

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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