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Whilst I understand that this could be embarrassed at work, what the employer has done is not really illegal. This is not personal information of a nature that would go to be protected by the Data Protection Act and even if it was you can only take action if you have suffered financial losses as a result - you cannot claim for any embarrassment caused by their actions. So whilst morally it could appear to be on the questionable side, it is not unlawful.
Thanks for this Ben
you are welcome
I realised it was not likely to be a DP issue but I thought issues of confidentiality might apply.
well confidentiality is governed by the DPA
But again you cannot just take action for breach of confidentiality - you must have suffered losses as a result first
Thanks - no big payout then!!
no, certainly not in this case I'm afraid
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
I think you have answered my question - I suppose it is a matter of proving loss which almost certainly means financial not social.
yes you are correct, that is all the courts would consider
Hope this clarifies things for you...