Tag Archives: confidentiality

NLRB advice on confidential investigations has lawyers reading tea leaves

WASHINGTON – The employment bar was roiled last year when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a company policy requiring employees to keep interviews related to internal investigations confidential violated federal labor law. But since then, the agency has ...

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Insurer’s attorney can’t have ex parte talk with doctor

State law protecting confidential medical information bars an attorney retained by a malpractice insurer from conducting an ex parte interview with a treating doctor who is not a party to the patient’s lawsuit, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in ...

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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 ...

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NLRB ruling takes aim at confidential investigations

WASHINGTON – A recent National Labor Relations Board ruling holding that a company committed an unfair labor practice by requiring employees to agree to keep internal investigation interviews confidential is sending employers scrambling to change their policies.

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