I had a PT job in New York while playing Jr. hockey in New York. I was called in and told they "no longer needed my services" on a Thursday and didn't need to report back on Monday by the owner. My supervisor didn't even know I was being let go. He gives a great review of my work and is helping me find another PT job. My coach called the owner without my knowledge and the owner told him he let me go because I didn't work fast enough. Is he allowed to talk to my coach about my employment? My coach then went and talk to other people.
You will need to submit this question to a New York employment attorney if the employment and discussions happened in New York. If the employment was in North Carolina, and the owner talked to the coach in North Carolina, there is no law in this state to prohibit this. Your only option in North Carolina would be to sue for defamation if the disclosure was false. A defamation claim is not an easy claim to pursue.
Kirk J. Angel is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr. Angel, who has practiced employment law for more than 16 years, represents clients throughout North Carolina and more information about him is available at www.theangellawfirm.com This response is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Additionally, this response does not create an attorney client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer in your state who practices in the appropriate area.
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