Riverside, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: Can I sue my manager for hipaa violation?

I took a covid test and my manager sent me a text saying she “snuck on the covid site and seen my results” without me asking her to do so.

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Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
Answered
  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No. HIPAA is a medical provider and insurer statute, not an employer statute. However there are laws that protect an employee's medical privacy. That said, in today's climate there is nothing unlawful about an employer knowing your status as infected or not with the virus. Anyway, the statement sounds like your boss is not being straight with you.

Good luck to you.

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