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    I just have a quick question. I was terminated from my employment. I hired an attorney, and he requested my personal files from my former employer. I sent a letter and 3 days later I received 2 boxes full of all my files and history from my former employer. I also found documents containing personal data of at least 100 co workers including names,social sec numbers,adresses,rate of pay,date of hire etc. I think this is not the proper way to hadle employees personal info. This is not the first time an incident like this happened. Two years ago a manager got terminated and took employees personal information with him including mine, luckly, they were able to recover some of our files. I'm just wondering if is any legal action I can take against my former employer for handling my personal information as well as others in a very careless,recklessly, and irresponsible manner?

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    imirene88, please start your own thread. Your question has nothing to do with this one. It's bad netiquette to hijack someone else's thread.
    I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.

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      It's in its own thread now.

      We ask for your state for a reason. However, you cannot sue because of what might happen. Before you can file a lawsuit, you would have to be able to show that as a direct result of the careless handling, you suffered recognizable damages.

      Whether there is any other action you or the other employees can take will have to wait until you follow the site rules as much law regarding personnel files or information is state specific.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        Your prior thread from 5-08 indicated you were in Ca. - is California your current state? Thanks.
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