Is last day of work private information?

Is it a violation of employee privacy to post an employee’s last day of work, after they give notice of resignation, on an employee bulletin board without their consent?

Posted 09-08-2014

Steve Duggan replies:

This information is not generally considered private. Some of the very few things that are not private about an employee’s employment are the dates of employment and last position held. That’s why most employers will only allow release of that information, without an employee’s consent, to reference checkers. However, in the future, if you or others don’t want the information to be released for some reason, I suggest making that part of your notice of resignation.

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About the Author:

Steve Duggan graduated from the Law School at the University of Notre Dame while on active duty in the Air Force. He has extensive experience representing management litigating cases of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. Steve also has experience in all phases of administrative litigation of unfair labor practice charges, and class and individual complaints of employment discrimination. He has been an instructor of seminars for supervisors and managers on labor management relations and other personnel issues, and for lawyers in basic and advanced trial advocacy courses. Steve came on board with Fair Measures in 1998.