Fired or let go for submitting a resume to a company

I worked for a company during April 2001
I submitted just 1 resume by mail to a company. I found out that the owner of the headhunter agency new the partner for the company I worked for, they had dinner and warned my employer that i had sent him my resume. And he also faxed that resume to my employer, the resume specifically had on the bottom that it is to be used Confidentially.
I was let go , Fired within days and they said for this specific reason.
They also stopped payment on a past payroll check, What can I do
Mike

1 answer  |  asked Oct 28, 2001 12:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
invasion of privacy

the headhunter agency may be liable for an invasion of your privacy. you had a reasonable expectation that no third party, at least, would disseminate the information that you were coliciting interest from another employer.
your paycheck, as well, is protected by state law and you haveremedies in the dept. of labor.
you need to speak with an attorney experienced in employment law. if you are in southern california (or even if not!), call me for a free phone interview.
janet koehn
805-658-0655

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Oct 28, 2001 11:19 AM [EST]

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