Can my employer tell employees what medication I take?

Posted  08-19-2014

Ann Kiernan replies:

No! That’s a violation of your privacy rights and your rights under the Americans with Disability Act. I suggest you talk to the Human Resources department about reining in that gabby manager. If that doesn’t work, you may want to consult a local employment lawyer.

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2015-06-11T20:56:38+00:00

About the Author:

Ann Kiernan has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, representing both employers and employees. Ms. Kiernan co-hosted The Employee Rights Forum, a weekly radio call-in show reaching up to a half-million listeners in the New York metropolitan area, and her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines. Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. She has worked with Fair Measures since 1997.