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My boss gave private information between HR department and

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My boss gave private information between HR department and myself to a non authorized fellow employee. Is there a remedy? Our Hand book says all such information is to be kept in HR only files.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma. Is there senior management above the level of your boss?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No. My boss (chairman) gave the information to the employee.

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Did you suffer any loss or injury? what outcome do you envision?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I have not as it has just happened but the person who was told has a reputation for sharing every thing in the world withe peers, other employees and clients. I can invision reputational damage through his knowledge. The information provided has nothing to do with an illegal activity. Just a very personal matter that HR was to handle under confidentially agreement and per our handbook. The person who got the information had no reason to receive such has he had no involvement in the issue. .

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
You have a couple of options. You may have a sit down with management and local counsel and seek to secure an apology and a financial settlement. Often this is the best and initial approach. Secondly, you may pursue a civil lawsuit for violation of policy and reputational harm. This would normally be handled by counsel in county court on commission fee basis - for which if you like, I can suggest a directory. Let me know if you want that and if the answer is clear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. please forward a directory I am satisfied with answer

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Very welcome. I suggest martindale.com and findlaw.com secondly as well.
Good luck.
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