Can an employer discuss a request regarding my compensation request with my peers?

I sent a request regarding compensation and asked for confidentiality. He discussed it with my peers.

Asked on August 25, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless this action violated the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, there is no legal prohibition against an employer discussing a worker's compensation with their co-workers. There is no right to privacy regarding this. The fact is that most employment relationships are "at will". This means that a business can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.

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