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Benchmarks: 7th Circuit takes narrow view of medical confidentiality

A Wisconsin man claimed that a former employer hurt his job prospects by spreading the word he suffered from debilitating migraines. If true, did the former employer expose itself to liability by violating the Americans with Disabilities Act’s medical confidentiality requirement? The 7th Circuit just answered that question in the negative, rejecting the EEOC’s broad interpretation of the medical confidentiality rule.


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