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How much info can legally be shared by a previous employer?

I was let go from a job. My brother called there, without my permission and got specific details surrounding the incident by the General Manager again without permission. The assistant manager has also given specific details to potential employers. is this legal? is there any course of action i can take? their loose lips are affecting my future employment. thanks for ur help!

Asked By: - 12/16/2010
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The employer can legally "disclose" anything that is true. How much information the employer chooses to disclose is up to their own discretion, but there's no law against telling the truth - yet... More
Answered By: Piggiepants - 12/17/2010
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Smart employers will only give the dates of hire and termination and can say if the employee is eligible for rehire. That pretty much avoid crossing the privacy lines. You could contact an attorney or call your state labor commission to find out the laws - how much money do you want to throw at it? What do you plan to... More
Answered By: justwondering - 12/16/2010
 
It depends on what state you live in. If you find out they are telling more than is allowed you can call or send a letter informing them they are violating the law and have to stop. Then call or have someone call identifying them self as a potential employer, in order to check if they stopped.
Answered By: prettygirl - 12/16/2010
 
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