Is a letter of resignation confidential?

If I resign from my teaching position in the state of Florida and hand in my letter
of resignation, can the school provide my letter of resignation to the local
newspaper to write a story?

Asked on April 28, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, a letter of resignation, or, for that matter, an oral discussion of your reasons for resignation, are not confidential unless the employer agrees in advance to keep it confidential--and if they do, get that agreement in writing (even an email or text message).

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