can another (not my officer) ask an employee of mine if I'm on probabtion and what is your boss name..I'm on probation and she was my DWI class instructor..but the employee didn't know i was on probation.
State/Country relating to question: Texas
Legally, there is nothing prohibiting a probation officer from telling someone another person is on probation.
The fact that a person is on probation is a matter of public record, so the probation officer is not disclosing private or non-public information.
Thanks, I just felt weird for the employee to come to work and ask me (her boss) if I was on probation. I have had my job for 8 yrs and got a dwi and didn't want anyone at my work to know.
Whether the person should be talking about probationers is another issue. It may be a violation of internal policy.
I understand. As I'm sure you are aware, the fact that a person has been convicted of a crime is public record. It is never against the law to talk about matters of public record.
I really can't believe that another officer not my officer would ask about me? Just seems kinda strange to me.
It is definitely strange.
I wanted to hire an attorney on this just because i feel that is outta hand..the employee told her (the officer) I'm not sure if she is on probabtion and if she is she would never discuss this at work. I was just floored about the approach from an employee and never thought past the question really. Public records is a good point.
You should consider reporting it to the officer's supervisor.
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