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Monthly Archives: February 2011

No Common Law Negligence Cause Of Action May Exist Against An Employer For Inadvertent Disclosure Of Private Information Concerning Former Employees; But Other Causes Of Action May Exist

Posted in Privacy

Can a public employer be held liable for negligence or for a section 1983 claim because the employer accidentally disclosed the names, addresses, telephone numbers, marital status and social security numbers of 1,750 former employees?  An Illinois appellate court doesn’t …

The Bully In The Office

Posted in Harassment, Personnel Issues

Bully.jpgIt seems that every time you pick up a newspaper or tune into your local news there are stories of students being bullied by their classmates.  Last year, in particular, the news was dominated with headlines of students driven to …