Q: Is it legal for my manager to put a medical time off request on an Outlook calendar with multiple groups?
if I put in a time off request for a medical reason and then my manager puts it on an Outlook calendar with multiple groups of employees out with the reason for post-op recovery, is that breaking any laws?
A: Disclosing medical information without consent may be a breach of privacy. Laws such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) govern how medical information can be shared but usually apply to healthcare providers, not employers. However, there may be state laws or company policies that limit how medical information can be shared within a workplace.
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