Thanks to all who contributed to the discussion - some very useful pointers.
Ciaran Ward - Information Officer
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Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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Sent: 01 June 2011 09:51
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Subject: Re: [data-protection] Employment issue - Use of personal e-mail and untruths
"As evidenced by the email"...is it not possible that the employer's understanding of the terms on which the employee left the previous post is incomplete or incorrect? The existence of a file named "compromise agreement", and its contents, in a hotmail account might not be the full picture. To what extent is the employer therefore entitled to rely on something acquired arguably in breach of confidence? To what extent is the employer entitled to interrogate the employee about the confidential terms of a compromise agreement which it had no right to read?
Phillip's pragmatic approach would be the best way of tidying up a very messy situation.
Legal and Democratic Services
Buckinghamshire County Council
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