Legal Question in Legal Ethics in Missouri

Is it legal for a manager to give information about one of his coworkers to another group without consent of the worker? The worker is 18

Asked on 9/16/13, 9:56 am

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The question of legality, usually refers to a criminal prosecution. Unless the information was confidential (ss#, DOB, pin #s, etc), or is health information covered by HIPAA, or(or similar law), it is unlikely that a manager would be prosecuted by the state or federal prosecutors. But, there may be civil liability for improperly divulging information.

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