Is this legal?

At work I was hurt and decided to seek medical attention. All protocol was followed by employee and by company. Later an email was sent to all employees at all corporations in different locations in the United States by the manager. This email contained my name, where I sought medical attention, the date, and a detailed summary of the accident. Does this violate any kind privacy laws or rights in which I withhold as an employee. I’m currently still working and receiving treatment for my injury at this time.

Asked on February 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, there is nothing illegal about this. Any person, including your employer, who is aware of te details of an accident may publish that information or share it with anyone they choose; this information is not privileged or confidential in any way.


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