I applied for a job at another company and, unbeknownst to me, the person reviewing resumes at that other company (let's call them person A) is friends with the owner of my current company (let's call them person B). So person A then forwards person B my job application, telling them that I'm looking for other jobs. Now I'm hearing, on the grapevine, that person B wants to let me go for being disloyal, for having one foot out the door already, etc.
Obviously, I no longer want to work for the other company, but it's still most annoying that my current job is now in jeopardy because of information was being unethically (and maybe illegally?) shared.
If I do get let go because of this would I have grounds for a wrongful termination suit? How would this factor into my application for unemployment?
What recourse do I have?
I'm in Texas, United States, if that matters.