Dallas, TX asked in Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: Can employers give out your personal information

I took time off work for personal reasons and the assistant manager told managers of other businesses why i took off work and when i was coming back and all the things i was going through that i needed off for

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Brian Lehman

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A: Generally, yes, managers can do this -- although it is not a good management practice obviously. Two exceptions would be if you have a contract with them, perhaps through an employee handbook, or if the manager is doing this to set up a hostile environment based on your sex or race or another protected characteristic. If you think those are possibilities, I'd talk with an employment lawyer.

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