Workers’ health information off-limits, except when it’s not

Diane Stafford writes:

Do you have to take a pre-offer or post-offer medical exam or a fitness-for-duty test?

Are you asking for family leave to care for your mother because she’s dying of breast cancer?

Did you write on your Facebook page about your family history of heart attacks?

Are there questions about your family’s health history when you sign up for your company’s wellness incentives?

Answer yes to any of those questions, and you’re at the intersection where your privacy crosses paths with your employer’s interest in your health.

Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.

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  1. Anonymous - December 6, 2010

    lol..WOW…i never knew this..when will our privacy rights be

    Anyways,Good post as always…I always enjoy your way of expressing your point of view and your tips, opinions and advice is like a breath of fresh air..

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