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I recently sent a number of emails to a business associate, complaining about the behaviour of one of his employees. At the top of the email, I wrote "confidential and without prejudice".
Upon receipt he immediately forwarded them to the person about whom I was complaining.
I feel trust, and an implicit responsibility has been broken. Is there a legal duty to respect confidentiality under these situations?
Losses include the person about who I was complaining threatening me with "action against my libellous statements" (I only reported hearsay about me, and I was careful to state that it was indeed "gossip")
I would ask a court to compensate me for the loss of my reputation and consequent loss of business.
If the third party, about whom I am complaining were to take action against what she terms "libellous" statements (I was reporting hearsay about her conversations concerning me), then I would want any costs incurred by her action.
At least £100,000