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If there is a clear breach of privacy laws where an employer

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If there is a clear breach of privacy laws where an employer has requested confidential information about an employees parking fines from a parking provider contracted to that employer, can this be taken to court and compensation sought for humiliation and stress, or if the employee loses his job as a result of this information, can this increase the chance of compensation? What is the process and what is a ballpark figure for compensation in this case?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 8 months ago.
The place to seek a remedy is the Privacy Commissioner and where there is a clear breach causing damage you could get somewhere around $5000. You don't need a lawyer however
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 8 months ago.
You would not normally go to a court for this

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