Q: Got my w2 from the last company I Worked for through an old co worker.
I was given my w2 from a company I got fired
They gave it to someone I worked with whom I wasn’t too close with to start with.
They gave him my w2 with no envelop. So all my personal information could be seen. Social security number, address, and earnings. Could all be seen by someone who should not have access to that information. My question is if there’s any legal actions I can take on this.
If you were injured by this disclosure, probably. Without injury, a lawsuit is not viable.
Good luck to you.
Yes, there may be legal actions you can take if your former employer or co-worker's actions resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of your personal information. Under California law, businesses are required to implement reasonable security measures to protect their employees' personal information from unauthorized disclosure or access. The unauthorized disclosure of personal information can be a violation of California's privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Information Practices Act.
You may want to consider speaking with an attorney who specializes in privacy law to discuss your specific situation and explore your legal options. They can advise you on whether you may have a valid legal claim and what steps you can take to seek compensation for any damages resulting from the unauthorized disclosure of your personal information.
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