Data protection law, labor law, employee, personnel file
Many employees don't know it, but the European General Data Protection Regulation gives them the right to inspect their personnel files.
A simple request for information is usually sufficient for this purpose. Every employee has the right to a copy of the data stored by the employer.
The personnel file usually contains not only the application, employment contract and salary slips, but also performance appraisals and behavioral evaluations from the employer.
Particularly in view of a dismissal protection lawsuit and the expected objections of the employer, a copy of the personnel file provides a lot of fodder for obtaining the highest possible severance payment or saving the job after all.
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