I recently was involved with a DUI and am in the trial process now. I disclosed this to my employer, he shared it with a co-worker of mine via an email forward. She then shared with several others, including her husband. My employer may be able to maintain that the person with whom he shared has a hybrid role in our office which includes some HR responsibilities, but this not true. My questions are:
1. Does he have the right to share this information that was disclused to him in private, especially when I specifically asked him not to say anything to anyone as the matter was not resolved?
2. Does she have the right to filter this information down to other co-workers that have absolutely no reason to know at all?
I feel like my privacy has been violated and I am embarrassed.