privacy waiver for work?
July 11, 2007 5:38 PM Subscribe
Do I have to let my boss talk to my doctor?
posted by anonymous to law & government (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently had some problems with blacking out. I had a couple of incidents at work, and my boss and I agreed together that I would take a few days off and see a doctor to figure out what was going on.
Well, the doctor did figure out what the problem was, and I haven't had any more problems since then. The doctor gave me a note that says I can return to work, and I want to return to work.
But now my boss's boss heard about the problem. He wants to talk to my doctor in order to make sure there is no problem with me working. I work in a warehouse where a lot of machinery is used, and I can see why he could be concerned about safety issues. But I feel that the doctors release should be enough. I do not particularly like or trust this man and do not want to sign a waiver allowing him to talk to my doctor. Does he have the right to insist that I do? How should I talk to him about it?