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This is a serious issue,
if the employer is terminating you due to your age, you can file an age discrimination case,
you may also have a disability discrimination case as well,
in terms of the employer communicating with your doctor, that could only be allowed,
if you requested reasonable accommodations,
or took some medical leave in the past,
If the employer is claiming you cannot
perform your job and that is the reason you are being terminated,
they would have to prove this.
At this point you should file an EEOC complaint against the employer,
and they should investigate the matter,
by filing the complaint the employer may stop his actions
as it can be considered retaliation,
North Carolina has no state agency that enforces antidiscrimination laws; see the local EEOC office(s) below.
Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Charlotte District Office129 West Trade StreetSuite 400Charlotte, NC 28202Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>TTY:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Greensboro Local Office2303 W. Meadowview RoadSuite 201Greensboro, NCNNN-NN-NNNNbr/>Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>TTY:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Raleigh Area Office1309 Annapolis DriveRaleigh, NCNNN-NN-NNNNbr/>Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>TTY:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
If you applied for medical leave, FMLA, or any other type of medical leave, that would be the only way the employer,
can obtain medical records,
You should contact your doctor and ask them why your private medical information was released, as it could be a HIPPA violation,
the doctor, would have to provide you the authorization that gave them the right to do this
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a good place to start.
Also, if your doctor does not give you an answer,
you can file an official HIPPA complaint against the office,
Good luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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