Were my privacy rights were violated by a former employer if they gave out my personal contact information?
Question Details: I'm a retired teacher and I've received 2 phone calls about a grade a student got 4 years ago. The first call was from the principal's office and I stated that whatever the grade on the transcript was the grade earned. End of story, or so I thought. Then last week I got another call this time from the student who said the principal gave him my phone number. I am furious that my phone number was given out. I know this is unethical but were my privacy rights violated?
Actually there are no privacy rights regarding employment unless conferred under the terms of an enforceable employment contract or union agreement. The fact is that most work is "at will" which means that a company can set the conditions of emplyment (or post employment) much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination.