Originally Posted by Mena
Hi all, hopefully this is an easy one...
Say one required a letter from company A verifying past employment details (start date and end date) but said company were ignoring all such requests, is there a way one could compel this company to provide such information?
You could make a formal request under the Data Protection Act which would compel the company to release to you all information on you which they are holding, which generally includes employment dates, amounts paid and so forth. Such requests can incur a small fee.
You may also be able to get a copy of your P60 or other tax statement from Revenue, which should include the name of your employer(s) during a tax year.
The company is not legally obliged to offer references or otherwise verify details to a 3rd party.