What Exceptions Are There To The Requirements Of The Open Personnel Records Law?

The right of the employee to inspect (or have copies of) his or her personnel records does not apply to: Records relating to the investigation of possible criminal offenses committed by that employee; Letters of reference for that employee; Any portion of a test document, except that the employee may see a cumulative total test score for either a section of the test document or for the entire document; Materials used for staff management planning (projections); Information of a personal nature about a person other than the employee if disclosure would constitute an invasion of that other person's privacy; Records that are not kept; Records relevant to any other pending claim between the employer and the employee that may be discovered in a judicial proceeding.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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