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My employer has set a number of forthcoming mandatory training

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My employer has set a number of forthcoming mandatory training days with an external supplier who specialises is sales performance improvement.

We have used this provider previous and they made a number of false and misleading statements about me, to my employer. Due to this, the trust and confidence between me and them has broken down. I made my employer aware of this and told them I would be very uncomfortable ever using the company again.

I have also leaned the forthcoming training will be filmed and I have advised my employer that: A) I do not want to attend the training because the trust and confidence has broken down and
B) That I do not provide my consent to being filmed and that being filmed or being required to use this provider, would make me feel extremely uncomfortable and cause me distress.

How can I legally refuse to participate and avoided potential disciplinary?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you but this i know. What im looking to establish is the position regarding the fact i have informed my employer that i do not provide my consent to be video recorded. Where do i stand on this?

Im aware of the rules regarding processing data but in this case its the capture.

How would the dda or hra apply?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if my employer disregard my wishes?

Is there also a potential harassment element? Ie, I have made the employer aware that the misleading comments made caused me distress. I feel harassed by it. To force me to engage would exsassabate this for me. The employer has a duty of car ?

The prospect of being vedio recoded also causes me distress and makes me feel extremely uncomfortable.

Would this have merit and how could I best set this out?
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