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My payroll allocation/information was leaked and shared internally. Naturally, I am furious over this and undoubtedly there will be fallout. I am seeking your input as to whether or not there are any legal consequences my company is facing for leaking this confidential information.

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    You should add location to your question – DarkCygnus Aug 29 '17 at 18:45
  • We can't answer legal questions, but even if you re-word it, you'll need to put in a location. – thursdaysgeek Aug 29 '17 at 18:45
  • And yes, as @thursdaysgeek mentions, you may be bettet contacting a lawyer. Just think if it is worth to fight for disclosure of such information. Does it really affect you? – DarkCygnus Aug 29 '17 at 18:46
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    wow - I didn't expect to get responses so quickly. This website is awesome. – TXGr8 Aug 29 '17 at 18:49
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    You might re-word the question for what are steps to take as a manager and leader, now that the payroll information has been leaked, so that you can still be successful. – thursdaysgeek Aug 29 '17 at 18:58
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  • Do you have a provision in your contract that prohibits Your Employer from disclosing your salary?
  • Are their laws in your area that would prohibit your employer from disclosing your salary?
  • Has the leaking of your salary caused actual damages?

If the answer to all 3 of those are no, then your answer is probably no.

If the answer to even one of these yes then you should take all the documentation you have relating to this incident to a lawyer and get their opinion.

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