First Tuesday Q&A

The claimant was dismissed by reason of gross misconduct and in particular.

I have contacted Data Protection and they are unable to tell me what the time line is for retaining employee applications for jobs and employee files i.e. leavers. What is appropriate? She said we should have a data protection retention policy and state how long we keep files before they are shredded.

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 02/11/2010 This response was correct. As there are no specific document retention periods provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it is down to each employer to set their own time limits for the holding and deletion of employee records within the constraints of any other specific legislative and best ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act