My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Texas
My employer makes it a regular habit of sharing the personal financial details about former employees, like their salary, when people call to verify income, what he thinks he knows about their debt situation, who they got loans from, how much their child support is, when they had wages garnished plus other very personal items that he only knows because there were times when these details had to be shared with him if they missed work. This concerns me because I have medical issues and I don't want my personal medical issues or financial issues being shared with the staff if I decide to leave the company in the future. I also have friends (former employees) who wouldn't want their information shared with everyone in the company. Is it legal for an employer to openly share with current employees the personal information that was given to them in confidence or not given and found out because he looks through everything that could potentially have been left by a person?