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It is not illegal to release an employee's name and address, as there is no legally enforceable right to privacy with respect to such information. For millions of people, such information can be found in the yellow pages and in online directories. It also would not be illegal to state that you have been charged with tax evasion, provided this is true. What might be actionable is if your employer made false statements about you, such as that you were GUILTY of tax evasion. If you could prove this was untrue then you might have a claim for defamation. But insofar as the release of an address and name are concerned, that does not violate any law. Whether it is unethical is a separate, non-legal matter. You could certainly argue it is unethical but that does not affect how the law treats the situation.
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