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Was my privacy violated? Pesronal infromaton leaked to staff workerks Illinois

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  • Was my privacy violated? Pesronal infromaton leaked to staff workerks Illinois

    Thank you!
    Last edited by pinkpeanut; 08-29-2012, 05:12 PM. Reason: personal

  • #2
    It is often a surprise to people to discover that they have very few privacy rights in the workplace. Unless the information involved was medical information AND the information was protected by HIPAA (not all or even most medical information is PHI under HIPAA regs) then it may or may not have been unprofessional but it was not illegal.
    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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    • #3
      You didn't say exactly/completely what type of information but based on what you posted, this was not illegal.
      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

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      • #4
        Apparently OP got his job via "connections" (he's a relative of someone senior? or similar) and not through the standard hiring process, which involves a hiring committee voting candidates in. OP's managers are not keeping this secret and OP thinks that's illegal. So, no medical information involved.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eerelations View Post
          Apparently OP got his job via "connections" (he's a relative of someone senior? or similar) and not through the standard hiring process, which involves a hiring committee voting candidates in. OP's managers are not keeping this secret and OP thinks that's illegal. So, no medical information involved.
          Very impressive ee. I read through the post 3 times before I had some idea, I still missed the hiring committee point. You must be wicked good with board games.

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          • #6
            Agree; based just on what OP posted, seems no medical info involved or anything illegal.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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            • #7
              How you found the job is not in any way protected and it isn't even that unusual to share your connection to a current employee.
              I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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