Shh, quiet! Don't divulge info gleaned from employee's medical exam

Employers are generally prohibited from asking questions or conducting examinations to determine whether an employee has a disability unless the inquiries or exams are job-related and consistent with business necessity. When you permissibly ask whether an employee can perform job-related functions, you generally must treat any information about the individual's medical condition or history as a confidential record. Failure to maintain confidentiality can have adverse consequences, as evidenced by a recent Texas court decision, which can be instructive to Mississippi employers. Read More...