Is it a violation of my civil rights for an H/R employee to send an email to my manager requesting an explanation of arrest Information on my employment background check, prior to seeking the explanation of the alleged charges from me first?
Government action is required for a civil rights violoation. It is lacking in what you posted. A violation of a clearly established constitutional right under color of law gives rise to a Section 1983 civil rights lawsuit. In this situation, you don't have a civil rights violation but you should see a lawyer in your locale to fully discuss your situation.
The laws that protect citizens against government misconduct are commonly called civil rights laws. False arrest, denial of needed medical care while in prison, false imprisonment and use of excessive force during an arrent are but four common examples.
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No, I do not believe this is a violation of your civil rights. Civil rights violations typically require a state actor i.e. police officer, school employee and a clearly established deprivation of your constitutional rights.
However, your rights may have been violated under either a theory of invasion of privacy (a tort) or possibly a federal or state labor law especially if you were terminated, or your employment situation was somehow adversely affected.
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