ex employer sending my earnings to my moms email

I’m a real estate agent and so is my mom. We worked for another company until November 2017 and now went to a different one. The old employer sent my earnings statement to my mom via email and said I wasn’t sure of Troy’s email. I’m a block away and that former employer has my phone number. I’m really upset she sent my earning information to my mom as it is not any of her business. Is there legal action I can take against that company.

Asked on January 5, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no legal action you can take. The law only provides compensation for actual losses or harm you suffer, not just when someone does something inappropriate to you. Unless you can show that this somehow harm you in a provable, quantifiable way, there is nothing to sue for and no point to legal action: you would not receive any compensation. (To analogize: someone tries to shoot you but misses. Clearly, it is illegal to shoot at you, and you could bring a lawsuit--but if you were missed, you suffered no harm and no medical costs, and would therefore not receive compensation in a lawsuit.)


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