Essay Hr Policies and Hr Prospectives
The legal position
There is a substantial and complex amount of EU and UK legislation which has an impact upon the retention of HR and other related records. Examples of legislation dealing with particular categories of records are provided in the boxes below. Other important statutes, statutory instruments, EU Directives, and further provisions and proposals include the following:
Limitation Act 1980 Data Protection Act 1998 Freedom of Information Act 2000 The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) The …show more content…
The Information Commissioner has issued an Employment Practices Data Protection Code in four parts:
Part 1: Recruitment and selection Part 2: Employment records Part 3: Monitoring at work Part 4: Information about workers health.
The various parts of the Code, together with additional guidance notes are available on the Information Commissioner’s website – see the Useful Links section below.
Storage format of HR records
In the event that employment contracts and other HR records are needed for the purpose of a legal action, the originals must be made available or the employer must explain what happened to the original documents backed up by what is known as a 'statement of truth'.
Destruction of records