Now my answers may not be what you want to hear. However, sometimes there is no legal recourse for situations. And if you have other questions for clarification, please let me know.
1 - What the manager said to your husband is not a breach of his privacy. There might be a breach, if she garnered the information from an application and then told others about it. But repeating it to your husband is not a breach because he is already privy to the fact that he was on disability. So even though it was a rude comment, unfortunately you are not going to have recourse.
2 - This will depend on how the pipe got broken. It if was not your fault and it is the fault of the Landlord or the management or another tenant, then you can expect a reasonable reimbursement. However, this is not something that you can just expect to be handed. I suggest that you would need to take the landlord to small claims
court once all is said and done to sue for the lost wages due to the broken pipe not being your fault.
Now, this also may be something that is addressed in your CO-op bylaws or lease
. It may state that upon proper notification that landlord can come in and make repairs with or without you being there. If that is the case, then you would not win a small claims suit
Small claims is something you can handle your own, however, without the need for a local attorney should you decide you can go that route.
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