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Can i get access to my personnel files from work?

I have just finished my job after working 2 weeks notice but as we left on bad terms my old employer (Arla Foods PLC) will not release my fork lift lisences or any certificates for courses that i attended (e.g. manual handling, fire safety, public speaking) whitch i took while with this employer. is there any way of getting them? the only other option i have is to pay for a re-test (about £260) for my flt license and then pay for the other courses.

Asked By: spens dad! - 10/12/2006
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Contact Miss Neale at Rees Page Solicitors, (01902 577777, www.reespage.co.uk). You can get your info easily and she will tell you how, she's amazing!
Answered By: alfie - 10/12/2006
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Sure you can, if you want to spend the next 5-7 years of your life behind bars.
Answered By: axelf57 - 10/12/2006
 
cant you contact the place where you took the tests? Or was that at work too?
Answered By: chrismyarse - 10/12/2006
 
I would not pay them shit ! You can get a job based on your skills, rather than licenses.
Answered By: progolf - 10/12/2006
 
You should check this out with ACAS. Also, you may be able to get access to your employment records under the Data Protection Act, or the Freedom of Information Act. http://www.acas.org.uk/
Answered By: Patsy - 10/12/2006
 
Since you listed the cost of a retest in British pounds, I assume you live in England. I have no knowledge of English employment laws. I suggest you contact a barrister for some advice. In the good old U.S.A., we just sue the sh*it out of an employer who tries to withhold employment records. We have "Freedom of... More
Answered By: dickn2000 - 10/12/2006
 
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Answered By: jamesmt1978 - 10/12/2006
 
Did you say 260 "pounds?" You must live in the U.K., so I'd have no idea what their labor laws are like there. In the U.S., I'm sure you could inspect your personnel file, and I don't think they could take your forklift license away from you unless your were randomly tested or had an accident and tested positive for... More
Answered By: soulguy85 - 10/12/2006
 
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