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My manager inadvertently emailed...

My manager inadvertently emailed my salary info as well as 2 of my coworkers to the whole office. Is there legal recourse? This is in Oklahoma

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Oklahoma

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I filed a complaint with the compliance department and with HR.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Good evening and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.

This is certainly very frustrating and I don't blame you for being upset. However, I must unfortunately tell you that there is no legally enforceable privacy right with regard to salary info, and so this mistake would not be legally actionable. I truly wish that I had better news but I trust you will appreciate and direct and honest answer to your question.

If I can clarify anything at all for you, please do not hesitate to ask. It is my pleasure to assist you further if necessary....

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