Terry, MT asked in Employment Law for Montana

Q: What steps can you take if a shady employer took down personal information during job interview?

I recently answered a referral for a book keeping position for an individual who is a lawyer with many "businesses". He asked many unethical questions of which wrote down my replies in a file. I later called to decline the being interested in the position. I asked if I could have the file with my SSN & Drivers Lic as well as the other answers to personal assets and debt (at which point I didn't give any specifics) and a hand written paragraph about why I should hire me. When asked for the record he became defensive and said the file was "his property". I asked for it to be shredded and he said he didn't have a shredder (A lawyer without a shredder????) What legal actions or information can I read about that deals with employers collecting information on a job candidate before they are given a firm offer. I want the file destroyed or just given to me but the person is acting very shady about it. This all to place in the span of 2 hours from job interview to defensive shady attitude.

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Bradley Jay Jones
Bradley Jay Jones
  • Missoula, MT
  • Licensed in Montana

A: Unless the employer is using your information for illegal purposes there is nothing you can do. Your information was provided to him voluntarily.

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