Attorney Steven Mitchell Sack, “The Employee’s Lawyer,” is scheduled to appear on tonight’s edition of “Today’s Verdict,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. on BronxNet.
Mr. Sack will discuss employees’ privacy rights when it comes to their employers, namely the employees’ health information. The topics include whether employers can collect their employees’ health information and possibly use it against them and how the workers and the company (in the interest of a business) can protect themselves from such conduct.
“The health condition of a worker should be of concern to their supervisor or boss only if it affects their ability to perform a task,” Mr. Sack says. “However, it is not right for employers to look through a person’s health files and use it as ammunition in the event they are looking to discipline, demote or terminate an employee. Everyone should have a right to work, free from the prying eyes of their superiors.”
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