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Can someone release my criminal records to my employer? Also, can I sue my ex-girlfirend if she cause me a problem at my job by releasing my old record?
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Unfortunately no, the law does not offer you much recourse in a situation like this.

Criminal history is considered public record, so while your girlfriend may have provided a print out or some information, the date on your criminal record is till considered as being publicly available to be viewed.

Sorry to not have better news for you but I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What about my record being expunged and it doesn't show on my background anymore?

Thanks for the additional information. Unfortunately yes, even if the cases were previously expunged, there still would be no grounds for a lawsuit here. It does not qualify as defamation as the facts of the expunged case are true, and the statutory laws regarding the disclosure of expunged information does not apply to private citizens.

I'm sorry to not have better news for you, but I hope that helps!

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