Can I See My Personnel File?

Under Minnesota law, you have the right to view the personnel file your employer maintains. Listed below are answers to some typical questions about viewing your personnel file.

Q. Can I see my personnel file?
A. Minnesota Statute § 181.961 gives employees the right to view their personnel file upon written request once every six months.

Q. May I remove or revise information in my personnel record?
A. Minnesota Statute § 181.962 states that you may attempt to get agreement from your employer to remove or revise information contained in your personnel record. If this attempt is unsuccessful, you may submit, to your personnel file, a written statement, limited to five pages, that outlines your concerns.

Q. Do I have rights if my employer fails to comply with these statutes?
A. Minnesota Statutes §§ 181.9641 and 181.965 provide relief for an employer’s violation of these statutes.

*THIS MATERIAL IS EDUCATIONAL ONLY. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AND SHOULD NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE.

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