What can i do if my previous employer refuses to give me a copy of my employee file?

Asked almost 5 years ago - Sunfield, MI

I was fired for an invalid reason on 1/15/10. On 1/18/10 i requested in writing for a copy of emploee file.. I was told 2 weeks later that they would not provide these to me and were not required to.I recieved immediate unemployment because there was nothing to prove any reason for termination. How can i force them to let me see or get a copy of my file?

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  1. Andrey T. Tomkiw

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . The Bullard Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act, requires an employer to produce a copy for review upon written request, and then provide a copy after the review, or if not practical for you to come in to view it 1st. Only recourse is a civil lawsuit.

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