newspaper divulges job

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Country: United States of America
State: Virginia

I was a federal employee, working in national security. A nationally syndicated newspaper columnist divulged the nature of my job, thereby making it impossible for me to continue in my current career, forcing me to quit. Do I have grounds to sue?


Normally no, not against the paper--but your employer/ government agency /may possibly take some kind of action. They may have violated new security laws.
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