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they gave me their word
there was an oral contract I didnt want to divulge the information but i was pressed to do so by said individual they went beyond giving their word and the information was damaging to other individuals not related to the information given. There was more than a promise and i asked this person several times before divulging, they turned it into gossip
So having clarified this the outcome of this was that what I said went to company gossip and someone who is directly responsible for my hiring and working status decided to take away my employment options, it has hurt me tremendously with depression and throughout my industry. It wasn't a trade secret it was someone else's actions that I was speaking of, I was labeled a "name dropper" called so openly by my employer and thought of as a "Nark" or "tattletale by other employees which is totally unrelated to what I said in the first place. I wasn't name dropping or telling on someone, This a about a Union taking over our company that the last time they tried to do so two key people cut their own deals.
I am loosing my job of ten years and my reputation is smeared.
That is a result of this person's telling my secret, If I truly told "his" secret I would be such a name dropper, but his secret is so bad that he would be fired on the spot.
Essentially the secret about his reputation would sink my companies claim for what has happened to me.
I work on tv shows I was called the name a few months ago over an open to everyone intercom so to speak, I worked with this in my gut finishing off last years season. I have given my all to my company who is now not giving it back when I really need it.
I work for a major TV Network, its HUDGE.
I dont understand, they do or have told us that we are in the media, in fact they stress that we should never discuss company or business that we are in business without anyone who is not represented with the company now if that applies between coworkers then the answer is yes.
The "They" in question did reveal the source as being myself, I was the target, unfairly. The information wrecked havic not just on myself but the others whom I was talking about.
I work for Directors and it was a director whom called me the said name as a result of another's true name dropping.
It sounds very complicated and it is but in reality the person who Is the tell-ie (if you will) has no credit as a person, or is easily discredible and this is all being put on me upon his unknown reputation. Unknown to management that is. If they knew the truth it would fall apart in a fiery ball. I don't want to hurt the company but if it means me falling for this BS then I wouldnt stand for it.
Should I proceed to find a lawyer to sue? Do I have a case? or should I go to HR? If HR is my route then how much do I tell or complain?
Thank You Very Much