Q: Is it against the law for a city cop to release information about me to the company i work for and then get fired for it

The cop told him a bunch of bs and I have the text messages to prove it he violated my civil rights defamation of character and slander

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: If the cop was a "citizen" and not a cop, the question would be the same: can someone tell a potential employer information, which later serves as grounds for the company to fire an employee for fault? The answer is: yes.

A better question would be: can someone slander an employee resulting in the employee losing his employment? The answer to that is: No.

The information which led to the firing I presume, was not HIPPA material? If so, please disregard my first and second answer, as there are very few HIPPA exceptions to the "non-disclosure" provisions of HIPPA. So, assuming the information the cop gave was "true," and resulted in you being fired, the answer is sorry but true. There is no law prohibiting a cop or anyone else from disclosing personal, damning, information about you to an employer. It sucks but is a fact of life. Some mistakes keep on hurting us for a long, long time. Good luck to you!

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