Human Resources Department

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HANDBOOK FOR SUPPORT STAFF


SECTION 7: LEGAL AND ETHICAL MATTERS
7.8 COMMUNICATION OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Information regarding an employee’s medical condition is confidential and should not be shared within your department, with other members of the College community, or with individuals outside of the College community unless the employee providing the information has requested or given express permission for you to share it with others.  In instances when it is necessary to inform others of an employee’s absence from his/her job, the appropriate information to communicate is the fact that the employee is on a medical leave of absence and the expected duration of the leave.  Unauthorized release, by phone, email or other method of communication, of an employee's confidential health information may result in disciplinary action.