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I'm sorry- the current employer is demanding to see an offer letter of an employee received by an outside company?
There is no statute that governs that; but the court may determine that obtaining, without permission, an offer letter is an invasion of privacy. Basically a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding communication between a prospective employer and the individual. If this information is released without permission, it can be considered a violation because the offer letter contains information most individuals would consider private (ie salary).
Damages for an invasion of privacy suit includes economic damages suffered by the individual that are proximately caused and reasonably foreseeable as a result of the invasion. The court may award punitive damages but generally only do so if the party acts with ill intent (malice).
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Unfortunately we can't give legal advice or advise a particular course of action.
To pursue an invasion of privacy claim one would need to file suit in court; when suing a federal organization they need to first be given notice. It would be prudent to contact an employment law attorney to assist with drafting the complaint, as this is not a form-it is a custom drafted legal document that will cite case law to help support one's case.
Yes, this is the employment forum; but to file suit you will need a personal attorney to help prepare the documentation.
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