Dennis89 saidWhen i was working somewhere the administration staff was handing round the equality form we all had our details on and someone saw what i had ticked and shouted out in front of a office of about 15 people, i just shyly said yeah and she said omg i am so sorry Dennis and the boss took me out side the office and asked did i want to make a complaint as the admin could lose their job for handing the page around i said no im not complaining as i aint into letting someone lose their job regarless of their mistake, the girl who shouted it out came to me and arms around me said im so sorry.
My advice keep things calm and talk to your room mate first.
Had I been the employer, I would have proceeded with disciplinary action against the offending employee regardless of whether you wanted to file a complaint or not:
1. Her behavior not only wronged you, it also was a clear breach of company policy.
2. Failure to discipline her would leave an impression that such behavior, even if unintentional, is condoned. Other employees might look at the situation and fear that the company will not respect their privacy.
3. You should not have been put into a situation where you felt like you had to weigh your likeability against the need to hold the offender accountable for her actions. It is not your place to hold the fate of a coworker in your hands.
4. This person clearly lacks good judgement, discretion, and propriety. As an employer, I would be extremely concerned that such behavior might be indicative of a similar lack of judgment when it comes to her job duties.