Personal information

I am having an outpatient procedure and my
manager forced me to tell her what kind of procedure
and I wanted to keep it personal but she insisted. If
this manager tells another employee about my
personal information are there legal actions I can

Asked on September 2, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, no you have no recourse here unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement. HIPPA only applies to a health care provider, not an employer. Therefore you have no right to privacy in this situation. 

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