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Employees and SARS - Major GDPR Issue

Tagged with SAR, EMPLOYEE, ICO Data Protection, ICO Letter, GDPR HELP, GDPR ADVICE, GDPR, ICO, ENFORCEMENT, OPTINDGIO, ICO FINE, ICO ENFORCEMENT, GDPR FINE
by Adam Brogden
in Blog

24-Jan-2020 05:30

EMPLOYEE GDPR SAR>

Sacking an employee is never easy, you need to make sure you have followed all your internal disciplinary procedures and that you have all the documentation and evidence you need. Employees often threaten legal action or threaten to raise some sort of official complaint. Most never do but this can cause a real problem for employers. However there is now a new threat...

Disgruntled employees can now threaten to report you to the ICO for a fictitious data breach. They simply issue you with a Subject Access Request and demand copies of all the information you have on them. The process for them is quick and easy and no cost or effort - the result for you is a huge amount of time and effort and disruption to your business. You must respond to the SAR or risk problems with the ICO. For more information take a look at our SAR advice blog page at: SAR ADVICE

To avoid issues make sure you have completed your GDPR documents and given copies of your Employee Privacy policy to all staff and complete staff training. Don't forget to update your contracts and staff handbook and get some sort of signed consent form from everyone. Make employee GDPR consent part of your induction process and leaving process. If you have not yet registered with the ICO DO IT NOW! Not sure if you need to register take a look at our ICO Registration page at:ICO Registration Quiz

Good luck all.