Can I sue my employer regarding the breach of my personal information?

I am a certified nurse aide and I recently hurt myself at work and was put on

Asked on August 24, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Until and unless you suffer some loss traceable to the carelessness in protecting this information (e.g. you suffer identity theft, which can be reasonably traced to this), you have no legal claim or cause of action. The law only lets you sue for actual losses which can be shown to have resulted from another's careless or wrongful act; there is no compensation for hypothetical or potential injuries which do not materialize or occur.

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