Can a former employer get your address out of your file and then send people to your house to talk to you about non-work related issues?

My wife quit a job after 3 days because the people were hard to work with and the

environment was just to sterile for her outgoing nature. Her former job offered her a

raise to resume her employment with them and she accepted the offer. On Labor Day while we were outside cooking with family 2 missionaries walked up the ranch driveway about 100 yards, so I had to secure our 2 dogs and they told us the woman training her at the 3 day job sent them.

Asked on September 4, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

There is information, like relating to disabilities or workplace accommodations, or bank account or social security numbers, which is considered confidential and which your employer (or former employer) may not share with anyone. Your address is not one of them however, since your address is public information. This was unprofessional and inappropriate, but not illegal in terms of information sharing.
If your wife was still working there, because it was missionaries directed to your home, this would likely consitute illegal workplace religious-based harassment. But since she had already stopped working there, she would have no employment discrimination complaint.


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