An employee worked the night shift at a bakery. She was having an affair and sometimes pretended to go to work when she was really visiting with her lover. One evening when she was supposed to be working, her husband called the bakery and learned that she was absent. The next day he went to the bakery and met with an HR manager. After consulting her personnel file, the HR manager informed the husband that she had been absent on a number of occasions. Shortly thereafter, the husband committed suicide. He left a note saying that he hoped his wife would be happier without him being in the way. The wife sued the bakery for divulging the information. (Kobeck v. Nabisco, 305 S.E.2d 183 (Ga. App. 1983)). Do you think the bakery should be held responsible?

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