Q: Can my employer tell other employees that I failed a drug test?
A: it would appear at first blush that this is an invasion of your right of privacy, public disclosure of private facts. It isn't slander if truth is a defense. If this was part of a medical procedure the employer required, this could also be a violation of HIPPA - confidentiality of medical records. There may be other laws in your jurisdiction that would apply. This case arises under EMPLOYMENT law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
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