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

Q: Can my former employer share my wage garnishment with customer and employees?

My former employer received a wage garnishment on me from a past debt. She is actually handing it to customers and employees talking badly on me.

3 customers and 2 employees have come to me about this. I am so embarrassed.

1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II

A: You should speak with a local attorney that practices in this jurisdiction. Many states have confidentiality rules with respect to wage garnishments, and these are not public documents, others are different. Whichever, these are clearly being revealed for the purpose of negatively impacting your reputation, and should not be allowed to continue. Do not delay because there may be a statute of limitations in effect that will affect you. Thanks for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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