Boss Disclosed Personal Information

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about boss disclosing personal information:

I called in to be off work for personal reasons and my boss told everyone why. She also said she did not believe me. Is this legal?

Signed, Angry

Dear Angry:

Unless your boss disclosed protected information about a medical condition, and you can prove the condition and the disclosure, it is doubtful you have any legal recourse. It was, however, an unnecessary and inconsiderate thing to do under most circumstances I can think of.It sounds to me as though you need to talk to your boss and find out why she didn’t believe you, which will also let her know her comments were reported to you.

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