Can companies share application information among other companies?

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Can companies share application information among other companies?

I work seasonally on the north slope in AK. There are 2 Competing seismic companies up here. I’ve worked at one for many years but recently applied to the other. these are mostly a seasonal jobs. The company I applied for then notified the other company that I had worked for many years, that I applied there. I then receive a text from company I had been working for saying that if I’m not interested then my name will be removed from employable list. Can competing companies share application info like this freely?

Asked on February 1, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Uless the application that you filled contained a confidentiality clause, then your prospective employer was free to divulge your applying for work it as saw fit. There is no legal prohibition against such an action.

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