Illness Privacy

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about reason for going to the doctor:

Can my employer ask me why I’m going to the doctor?

Signed, Dear Why Is My Business

Dear Dear Why Is My Business:

We are not attorneys or Human Resource specialists, and your question is one concerning personal privacy that Federal and state policies address. You probably can respond in an ambiguous way if your think the matter is personal, possibly of a sexual nature or dealing with your plumbing. I recommend that you don’t respond negatively, “Sara, you are my boss, but this is my business, not yours.”

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