I was offered a job in Ireland pending medical and references and accepted it,before going for my medical I received an email stating that the company have withdrawn their offer(after my second referee sent her reference,which she states to be a good reference) . I kindly asked for the reason but the company is trying to evade the question in four separate occasions.I believe it is a simple question that they do not want to answer.They would only reply telling me that they cannot give me any other info besides withdrawing the offer and that their decision is final.In their company policy transparency is mentioned and verbal or written comfirmation of an offer is valid.I just want the reason for withdrawal of offer for my future reference and peace of mind.What can i possibly do to get that information which they have been hiding since my initial inquiry? By the way ,I also made it clear to them that I am not interested in the job anymore.Many Thanks.
Under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 you are entitled to a copy of any personally-identifiable information which the company has about you whether in paper or electronic form. Therefore, to receive a copy of the information which the company has about you, you can write to them and request a copy of any information that they keep about you. You need to specifically state that you are making the request under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts. The company is entitled to charge a fee for providing you with a copy of this information, but that fee cannot exceed €6.35. The company would have 40 days to comply with your request for a copy of your information.
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Only information pertaining to myself is which I could request,how about the reason for withdrawal of job offer,can I avail of that info as well?Do they have the right not to disclose this info to me?This has been the main question that they do not want to anwers as to what the reason is for the withdrawal of the job offer.
Making a request for the reasons for the decision - they do not have to give you the reasons if you request it in this way.
However, you are likely to get the reasons if you seek a copy of all of the information which they have about you - anything that identifies you - this would include evaluation of your job offer.
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