Can my admin discuss my pay with other people?

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Can my admin discuss my pay with other people?

My paychecks recently got garnished me and administrator didn’t tell me but spoke about it to other people in the workplace.

Asked on August 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Whiile unprofessional this action was probably legal. That is unless it violated the terms of an employment contract or union/collective bargaining agreement, or if it in some way constituted some form of legally actionable discrimination (which it does not appear to have). The fact is that there is no right to privacy in the workplace regarding such a matter (unlike disclosure of medical information) which is protected by HIPPA). Companies can set the conditions of the workplace much as they see fit.


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