Depends on what the files contained and what damages you sustained. You MAY have a suit against your employer, and or the employee. ZYou'll have to prove a lot more than your assertion that it happened. Not a civil rights issue. See a MI employment attorney ASAP.
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This depends on a number of factors including what records were revealed, to whom and why. And of course, as Attorney Rafter indicated, you need to have some evidence of what happened. Contact a local employment attorney for a consultation. You can search for an attorney on Avvo or contact the National Employment Lawyers Association for a referral.
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A lot depends on if the "co-worker" had authority
[part of his/her job title or duties] to look at or
"review" your files. However, if just another worker
then YES you could have privacy issues violated.
As far as your "civil rights" being violated we would
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