Is it legal for an employer to show me confidential information?

I am a manager at a restaurant. I have had issues with an employee who has been with the company for a long time attendance, punctuality, etc and I was told by upper level management to reduce the number of shifts. The employee was later suspended for a a week for failure to show up for a shift. In retaliation, the employee filed a complaint with our,

Asked on November 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It was legal to show it to you: the complaint was made about you. You are *the* key witness or source in regards to determining whether it was valid or not. Your employer may show the report to those necessary to analyze and address it (e.g. the employee complained about; relevant management; attorneys or counsel; etc.).


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