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    I recently got a new job and had alot going in the past with my personal life. My employer says she needs to tell the other employees about my life story to protect them. Is this correct or against the law?
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    (Original post by student.feed)
    I recently got a new job and had alot going in the past with my personal life. My employer says she needs to tell the other employees about my life story to protect them. Is this correct or against the law?
    Its a complicated area. You dont give enough information, it's very vague and so hard to tell.

    Is your employer your manager or the actual owner of the company? There may be a company policy if its a larger company and HR could override her. She may not know what she is doing.

    I would go and get legal advice from a law centre or a solicitor or at a push a specialist CAB. Alternatively see if you have access to free legal advice via insurance, some home insurance, credit cards and bank accounts have it.

    I would get her to hold off until you get proper advice.

    Is it your disturbing over use of emticons?
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    Its a complicated area. You dont give enough information, it's very vague and so hard to tell.

    Is your employer your manager or the actual owner of the company? There may be a company policy if its a larger company and HR could override her. She may not know what she is doing.

    I would go and get legal advice from a law centre or a solicitor or at a push a specialist CAB. Alternatively see if you have access to free legal advice via insurance, some home insurance, credit cards and bank accounts have it.

    I would get her to hold off until you get proper advice.

    Is it your disturbing over use of emticons?
    My employer is also the owner of a small salon. I was a victim of domestic abuse and I now keep everything private as I do not want him to find me. I told my employer but she now wants to tell the others which I feel uncomfortable with.
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    OP, I don't understand why your employer needs to tell your fellow co-workers about your personal life.
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    My employer is also the owner of a small salon. I was a victim of domestic abuse and I now keep everything private as I do not want him to find me. I told my employer but she now wants to tell the others which I feel uncomfortable with.
    OK have had a look.

    You can check with
    http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
    24-hour National Domestic Violence
    Freephone Helpline0808 2000 247

    Now that you have told your employer I believe she is acting correctly ( you cna check this for yourself), but from what i've seen the employer has a duty to consider the safety of other employees as well as your own. P22 of the refuge manual.

    Health and safety is a legal requirement
    Domestic violence is a health and safety issue: •

    Employers have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees at work

    The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1992) requires employers to assess the risk of violence to employees and make arrangements for their health and safetyIt is important to remember that victims of domestic violence may be at increased risk of harm in their workplace if they leave an abusive partner, as it may be the only place where they can be located. As such, employers who are aware of domestic violence and fail to protect their employees from violence at work may be held liable under Health and Safety legislation.


    Your employer cant ignore it. All I can suggest besides ringing the helpline or getting proper legal advice is to talk to your employer and express your concern, as well as getting reassurance she will deal with the issue tactfully. She has to do it now that you have given her the information.


    On this guide (1) on p2 there is a section about privacy, it seems to be striking a balance between that and (3) in p22 the duty to safeguard other employees.

    1. https://www.ntw.nhs.uk/fileUploads/1...-employees.pdf

    2. http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/...ic%20abuse.pdf

    3. http://respect.uk.net/wp-content/upl...al_A4_76pp.pdf
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    OK have had a look.

    You can check with
    http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
    24-hour National Domestic Violence
    Freephone Helpline0808 2000 247

    Now that you have told your employer I believe she is acting correctly ( you cna check this for yourself), but from what i've seen the employer has a duty to consider the safety of other employees as well as your own. P22 of the refuge manual.

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    Your employer cant ignore it. All I can suggest besides ringing the helpline or getting proper legal advice is to talk to your employer and express your concern, as well as getting reassurance she will deal with the issue tactfully. She has to do it now that you have given her the information.


    On this guide (1) on p2 there is a section about privacy, it seems to be striking a balance between that and (3) in p22 the duty to safeguard other employees.

    1. https://www.ntw.nhs.uk/fileUploads/1...-employees.pdf

    2. http://www.nhsemployers.org/~/media/...ic%20abuse.pdf

    3. http://respect.uk.net/wp-content/upl...al_A4_76pp.pdf
    Thank you so much for this
 
 
 
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