Can my boss share with co-workers that I’m pregnant without my permission?

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Can my boss share with co-workers that I’m pregnant without my permission?

My boss told everyone in the office via email that I was pregnant without my permission. Is this against the law?

Asked on May 9, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you told your employer in confidence that you were "pregnant" and you did not want the information spread about the office and the employer let all in your office know that you were, such dissemination was not illegal or against the law. However, the employer did use poor judgment in not honoring your wishes.


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