Steve Duggan replies:
It is a violation of your right to employment privacy for an employer to tell anyone that a person was “fired”, because that implies some form of wrongdoing, or the actual reason someone was terminated. Having said that, a violation of a general right to privacy can only be remedied through a civil action filed in court. Unless there was substantial economic loss associated with the violation or one could find an attorney who would take the case on contingency or for free, the case would likely not be worth pursuing. You are probably best advised to put that job and employer in the past, and focus on your future. Good luck!
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