Case Note 96052 [2007] NZ PrivCmr 14 – Employer withholds opinion material from job applicant

A man was interviewed for a position with the Police but was unsuccessful. The man then requested his application file. The Police forwarded a copy of his file but withheld some information. They said the withheld information was evaluative material and to supply it would breach an express obligation of confidence. The applicant asked this Office to review the Police’s decision to refuse him access to this information.

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