Can a company announce who was part of the layoff? 3 Answers as of June 29, 2011

We had layoffs at our company. The company is small and they are not announcing who is laid off, saying its a legal issue. Is it illegal for a company to announce who is part of a layoff?

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Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
It may violate privacy rights of individuals. No reason to let anyone other than those employees who are losing their jobs.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/29/2011
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
Contact and consult with the federal EEOC for a response to your questions and other employment concerns regarding layoff.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 6/29/2011
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