Milwaukee Invasion of Employee Privacy Attorney
Does your employer really have the right to disclose personal information about you to other employees? Have you received unwanted publicity at work over something that is nobody’s business? What is your legal recourse when invasion of your privacy at work goes beyond what is reasonable?
Wisconsin employees whose privacy has been unreasonably invaded on the job have a strong advocate in the law firm of Alan C. Olson & Associates, S.C. Perhaps you cannot undo the damage done to your dignity when your privacy has been trampled on. But a zealous Wisconsin employment lawyer can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial phone consultation.
Section 995.50 of the Wisconsin Statutes protects an individual’s right of privacy. This statute protects against intrusion upon the privacy of another of a nature highly offensive to a reasonable person, in a place that a reasonable person would consider private or in a manner which is actionable for trespass.
A violation occurs also when publicity is given to a matter concerning the private life of another, of a kind highly offensive to a reasonable person, where no public interest in the matter reasonably exists.
Whether a disclosure satisfies the publicity element of an invasion of privacy claim depends upon the particular facts of the case and the nature of plaintiff’s relationship to the audience who received the information.
One whose privacy is unreasonably invaded is entitled to the following relief:
- Equitable relief to prevent and restrain such invasion;
- Compensatory damages based either on plaintiff’s loss or defendant’s unjust enrichment; and
- A reasonable amount for attorney fees.
Sections 146.82 and 146.83 of the Wisconsin Statutes provide additional protection in that employers who have access to an employee’s confidential medical information may not, with certain exceptions, disclose the information beyond those individuals who have a clear need to know.
If you have questions about your privacy rights, please contact us for a free confidential consultation.