5 Thoughts on is it legal for the h.r.manager to give out my personal information?
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    ndroneburg13
    July 18, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I don’t believe they can. The court should be sending a notification to your employer regarding the garnishment, how much, and where to send it, but No, I don’t believe it is legal for your HR Department to send out any personal information on you to anyone.

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    Happy
    July 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

    its illegal to pass out your personal details to public but its legal if he has to give it by government order .

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    tinhorse34
    July 18, 2011 at 2:49 am

    NO…It is most definately not legal for your HR manager or any other individual at your place of employment to give out personal information without your permission. The Privacy Act of 1974 addresses this issue. This is exactly why employers cannot discuss ANYTHING except to say that you are or are not employed with that company. It is also why Hospitals, other creditors, insurance companies, banks and etc…have to safeguard any personal information. Most recently it was determined that giving out an employee’s personal information to unauthorized personnal was one of the prime reasons that people have their indenties stolen. If you can prove that someone at your place of employment gave out your personal information, your company is libel for any damages you can prove and also subject to a Federal Fine although I don’t remember the Fed’s actually making someone cough it up lately…

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    cofdawnn
    July 18, 2011 at 2:54 am

    If you voluntarily gave your place of employment ifinformation and signed the contract without reading it, then it is your fault, I would bet if you read your contract it gives them authority to verify information and collect if defaulted. Also, employers are allowed to give information in some instances, non payment of a contractual agreement is fraud, or deception, the same as stealing, a criminal offense. The debt collector already has all the information your employer has like social security number, place of employment, all the information you gave the car dealer, all the debt collector is doing is verifying employment and more than likely sending a notice to garnish wich will require you to go to court and plead your case with a judge. Sorry

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    frankie59
    July 18, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Debt collectors who are in court can subpoena (duces tecum) the records from your employer and he must turn them over per court order. thats why you both must go, hr person to bring records and verify, you so they can hold you in contempt for non payment of a judgment (bet they already have a preliminary judgment?) There is no debtors prison but you can go to jail for contempt if he can show wilfull failure to pay.

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