Is it legal for the company you worked for to call individual employees at the company and tell them about the legal charges they are pressing against you and give them specific details?

Asked on March 17, 2015 under Criminal Law, Kansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, criminal charges are not private or confidential--they are public, as are police reports, arrest reports, any documents filed in court, etc. (Granted, sometimes you need to file an OPRA request to get these documents, or else go to a court's file room, but they are public in the sense than anyone willing to go to the effort can get them.) If what they is untrue, it may well be defamation and you may have a legal claim or cause of action agains them; but if they accurately report facts, then they may do this.

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