Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
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can my employer legally offer that progress report that is covered under federal law into evidence without my permission or a court order?
Response: No, the employer cannot do that. The employer needs you specific permission or Court Order in order to disclose that information to third parties eventhough the information is relevant to your application for unemployment benefits. Your specific consent or Court Order is needed to release your treatment information to third parties.
You can file privacy violation lawsuit against the employer. You can use the following link to find civil rights/Privacy Attorneys:
Civil Rights Attorneys
You may also file a HIPAA violation complaint against the employer with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights if the employer is a covered entity.
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