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We are in California.
I confronted the person and asked why he would tell our boss that information. He said he was in a discussion with the boss and it came up in conversation and was merely stating the facts that he was privey to. I know that they were in a meeting about something similar regarding himself. It isn't unreasable to think that it might come up naturally. I just know he doesn't like me and would love to try and jam me up. Do you think it would be difficult for me to bring action against him if I was to be fired?
I don't know. He isn't the only one that has the information that was divulged to the boss. He is just the only one I know, for sure, spoke to the boss about it.
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It is interesting that you should mention that. The issue in question is that the boss expressed that he was passionately disappointed in this guy having found out that he had a pending lawsuit against a previous employer. We all worked for the same company previously. I chose not to file suit against them because I was still in a suit against a different previous employer. When the boss found out about the lawsuit he expressed his disgust in front of me and many others. The other guy was in a meeting with the boss yesterday and discussing, among other things, how the boss felt about the lawsuit. That is when I was thrown under the bus. He said he told the boss that he didn't think it was right for him to be singled out for reprimand when I had brought several actions against previous employers.