I am in a situation where the HR Director told another employee something that happened between me and my boss, who is the CEO. The situation had nothing to do with the other employee.

What possible strategies do I have for dealing with and resolving this?

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    VTC We are neither lawyers nor psychics. We cannot tell you what to do and we cannot give out legal advice. – Richard U May 24 '16 at 17:08
  • Been there... Started looking for a new job. Found one. Quit. But that was just one of the symptoms of a bad place to work at. – brhans May 24 '16 at 17:09
  • Probably best to look for a new job. We can't advise you as far as the politics of the situation is concerned. – AndreiROM May 24 '16 at 17:15
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    Can you be more specific than "something that happened with between me and my boss"? It's hard to give a good answer without really knowing the context. – David K May 24 '16 at 17:19
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    @Lumberjack Vote To Close – David K May 24 '16 at 17:37

The best strategy for addressing this is to speak to the HR director and ask why that information was shared. If they have no plausible reason then you can approach the CEO regarding their lack of professionalism.

This could be a one off mistake, one bad apple, or a symptom of a larger cultural problem. I would take the advice to leave with a grain of salt. Actually talking to them about the problem may result in a satisfactory conclusion to the issue.

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