Removing confidential files from the workplace tops the list of what workers dread most in work situations, a new survey from Harris Interactive and FileTrek shows. Yet, 90 percent of Americans admit they believe it's being done.

More than 2,000 American adults age 18 and older were polled. Seventy-two percent said leaking information makes them worried in the workplace, followed by knowing a coworker has shared confidential information outside the company and have managers confront them about it (53 percent).

The only job offenses that ranked higher than removal of confidential information as grounds for termination were sexually harassing a coworker (85 percent) and incompetence on the job (82 percent) – and not by much. Adults found this misuse of confidential files more of a fire-able offense than managers having sex with an employee (64 percent) or not doing what their boss instructs (57 percent).

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