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I work at a university and today I had my yearly evaluation,

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Hi. I work at a university and today I had my yearly evaluation, and my supervisor accidentally sent a copy of it to one or more of the university list serves. So many people have a copy of my evaluation. I feel completely violated. Is there any recourse?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry to hear this.

I regret to have to inform you that "New York does not recognize a legal claim for the publication of private facts", as stated at

However, if the list included addresses outside the State of New York, you may have a claim under the laws of another State.

If all the recipients were in NY, you have no claim. If any were in another State, please tell me and I will check the laws there to see if you have a claim outside NY.

I understand this is not the answer you had hoped for, but it would be unfair to you, and unprofessional of me, not to provide accurate information.

You could ask the sender to send another email explaining that the evaluation was sent by mistake and asking all recipients to delete it.

I hope this information is helpful.