Oakland, CA asked in Employment Law and Identity Theft for California

Q: My previous employer "mistakenly" exposed my SSN# to a former employer and waited 2 months to inform me... Can I sue?

I'm not sure on how to edit my question... but I meant to say it was exposed to a former employee not employer.

Company meant to send an email internally within the company but inadvertently sent the email to a former employee, who no longer works at the company. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you suffer loss, perhaps. If you do not suffer loss, no.

Presumably your former employer already knew your SSN because it had to pay you and withhold taxes. Seems like this is a no-harm, no-foul situation.

Good luck to you.

Brad S Kane agrees with this answer

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