Brooklyn, NY asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for New York

Q: Im in NY State. Do the NY state labor laws allow for employees to get information about the content shared about u.

How to know If someone isnt slandering info. to the unemployment dept from your prev. Employer to disqualify you for applyn for benefits? What info can you legally request.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mathew Paulose Jr.
Mathew Paulose Jr.
  • Bronxville, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Greetings. If a person is connected to a governmental agency (for example, they have a pending unemployment application in front of an unemployment agency), they should be able to get all evidence submitted by any party just be asking. If a person is not connected to the agency (for example, an outsider who has nothing pending before the agency but wants the information nevertheless), under NY's Freedom of Information Law, agency records are presumptively available for public inspection, without regard to the need or purpose of the applicant, unless the requested documents fall within one of the exemptions set forth in the Law. For additional details, a good New York lawyer should be consulted. Good luck.

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