The employee asking for the copy has a complaint against the other employee.

Posted  11-09-2011

Ann Kiernan replies:

No, I would not recommend this. The complaining employee is entitled to be kept up to date on the status of the internal investigation, to be informed of the outcome, and to be advised that, if the complaint was substantiated, corrective action will be taken. The other employee has privacy rights, even if the complaint is found to be valid.

Note that in the event of litigation, all relevant documents, which may well include the entire personnel file, may have to be produced.


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