Is it illegal for a supervisor to print up copies of a booking picture and place them around the workplace for other workers to find.

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Is it illegal for a supervisor to print up copies of a booking picture and place them around the workplace for other workers to find.

I made the mistake of committing a crime in 2006 which in turn I was charged with a felony. I paid the fines and was given 4 years probation with a deferred sentence. The only people that knew about it was my former supervisor and higher management so when another employee started finding copies of my booking photo ‘hidden’ around the warehouse I knew there was only one person that knew about it at the warehouse. I have one of the copies that was found. I was told that the information that is in the bottom of the page shows who accessed the site and I was also told that what was done was illegal. The copy was printed in 2/2011. I was just wondering if what was done was illegal.

Asked on August 2, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Montana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, it's not illegal at all. Your crime is of public record--it is not confidential. Anyone may post any publically available and true information or picture, even if it is something that reflects badly on you or causes you stress or problems. Since the booking picture is public in that regard, the person who knew about it can post or distribute it.


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