What right do I have to see my personnel file?

Do I have a legal right to my personnel records after I have been fired?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
You do not have a legal right to your personnel fi

In Ohio, the answer is "no." Personnel records are company records. Though about you, they are the company's records.

Despite this, most companies at least allow their employees and, to a lesser extent, their former employees, to see their own personnel file. Therefore, ask.

If they refuse and you file a law suit to pursue one or more claims, you will be entitled to a copy of your file through the lawsuit discovery process.


Neil Klingshirn
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posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Feb 20, 2001 4:58 PM [EST]

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