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HIPAA and Employee Privacy Rights

Employee privacy, especially as it relates to health issues, is an area that requires extra sensitivity from supervisors. HIPAA and other regulations require that employers follow strict guidelines regarding what medical information can be used in assessing someone’s ability to perform their job.

In this Practical Tool, you'll discover:

  • 4 types of questions you can ask about obvious medical conditions
  • 3 ways you can legally use employees’ medical information
  • 3 strategies to defend against lawsuits related to health issues

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