Mail and slander
I have an unusual legal question.
I was recently caught shoplifting at a local department store.
No legal charges were filed, but they are asking for reimbursement,
moneary reimbursement in lieu of a civil suit.
The letter requsting the fine was sent, inadvertently, to my old address,
which happens to be the house i grew up in, but, is now owned by my brother
and his nosy wife. She not only opened the letter, claiming the letter was
addressed to ''Resident'', not me, and then brought the letter in to where i work,
which is a family owned IT company, and, in front of my employees, told me to
have the address changed on my ID and ''Not to Shoplift, in front of my employees,
and then also told my parents, which happen to be my General Manager, and the CEO
of the company. Is this legal? I think that not only opening the mail, reading the mail,
and then revealing the contents to my employees and superiors is criminal.
Do i have any legal recourse?
Answered on: 7/12/08, 4:03 pm by Robert Weber
Re: Mail and slander
Yes, there is legal action you can take.
However, this is a situation where legal action may be much more costly than the the value of the justice you receive.
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