I'm very private at my work and have refused to tell any co workers personal information including my age. But I just found out from a co worker that a few months back another co worker asked our boss how old I was and he told her. Not only did this create unnecessary gossip among co workers and I felt violated my privacy over something very personal to me (I am older than I look), but because everyone already knew my birthday (month and day) now certain co workers know my full birth date, which I thought was information that is to be protected. My question is was my boss allowed to do this?
Unfortunately the law does not recognize your age as inherently confidential and there is no liability for an employer revealing your age to others. That said, if you face unwelcomed comments or content related to your age (if it is over 40) that becomes so severe or pervasive so as to fundamentally alter the workplace rendering it hostile to you as a person over 40 years old, you might have a claim for unlawful age harassment.
Good luck to you.
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