is it legal if my company has been sending out a list of people who have called in sick or were late?

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is it legal if my company has been sending out a list of people who have called in sick or were late?

On the most recent one they even listed a few employees who were terminated and the date they were terminated. These emails have been going out company wide. I’m curious to know if they are currently breaking any laws by doing so?

Asked on September 7, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, they are not breaking any laws by doing this, though it is admittedly odd, uncommon, and unprofessional. None of the information you describe is in any way protected by the law or regarded as legally private or confidential; anyone who knows it (such as the employer) may legally share it with others.


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