If you’ve been unfairly treated by your employer, use a Data Subject Access Request letter - also known as a DSAR letter - to request your personal data from them. You can gather evidence of what’s been said about you and your role in conversations that you may not have been privy to.
You can use our DSAR letter template to get information from various sources such as Slack messages, WhatsApp messages, emails, meeting notes and more. Here are some examples of when a data subject access request letter could be helpful:
Sienna is being bullied at work and her manager has ignored her requests for support in tackling this.
She has just raised a grievance and is thinking about making a claim to the Employment Tribunal at some point. However, she’s worried that she doesn’t have enough evidence to back up her claim.
She makes a DSAR to her employer to ask for copies of any Teams messages that have been exchanged between the two colleagues who have been bullying her, to the extent that these refer to her.
Jasper is being unfairly “managed out” by his employer in a sham redundancy process.
He is thinking about making a Tribunal claim in the future, but right now he wants to show his employer that he is going to stand up for himself and not let them get away with how they are treating him.
He makes a DSAR to his employer to ask for copies of any emails or WhatsApps between his managers that discuss his proposed redundancy.
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