A co-worker gave me a paper that was in the fax machine thar stated all pay aspects of my salary. She gave me the paper,but I do not know how many people saw it. also, on the same day I was cleaning up an area ( work in a dialysis clinic) and found anothe

Aren't employers obligated to keep my personal information safe at work?

2 answers  |  asked Oct 4, 2015 1:54 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Branigan Robertson
The second half of your question seems to be cut off. If you could ask the second half again we could try to answer it. I agree with Marilynn regarding the first half.

posted by Branigan Robertson  |  Oct 17, 2015 6:06 PM [EST]
Marilynn Mika Spencer
If the only information was about your pay, then that information is not confidential under the law. It may violate the employer's policy to be careless with pay information, but an employer's policy is not law.

In fact, California law makes it illegal for an employer to prohibit employees from communicating about their compensation. I know that isn't what happened in your case, but it is an indication that the legislature does not find compensation info to be confidential.

If the paper with your salary info also contained you SSN, then that was a violation because SSNs are confidential.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Oct 13, 2015 11:44 PM [EST]

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