Dundee City Council has launched an investigation after a woman was sent a letter containing confidential details about a disciplinary hearing.
Documents outlining claims that an employee had made Islamaophobic statements were delivered to Deborah Murray, from Douglas.
The envelope had Deborah’s address printed on it, but no name.
She said: “The name of the person they were writing to was printed on the letter.
“It contained the full set of circumstances relating to the disciplinary matter.
“There was nothing on the front of the letter to indicate that it wasn’t intended for me, so I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong by opening it.
“I can’t believe the council were so unprofessional as to send a letter to my house which was intended for someone else.
“If this had happened to me, I would be absolutely furious.
“This was a highly confidential, personal matter that should have been delivered to the person involved and no one else.”
When she realised the letter wasn’t for her, Deborah contacted the council, who told her to send it back. She added: “A few minutes later a more senior person contacted me to say they would be sending me a first-class stamped addressed envelope for me to return the letter in.”
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: “We’re investigating the circumstances surrounding this in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations.”
In August, forms containing personal and sensitive information were given to the wrong families of children at Kingspark School.
The council admitted the error and launched an investigation.
And in September, the local authority said it would apologise after telling a 75-year-old woman her pension payments had been stopped because she was dead.