The question is a tricky one for sure. If you do not have an employment contract, an employer can fire you for any reason at all, as long as it's not an illegal one. So while you could protest them asking for a list of all your meds, they do have the legal right to let you go over the subject. Now this is where it gets even hairier...remember I said that they could fire you for any reason unless it was illegal...in my opinion, asking for a list of all your meds--even ones that are unrelated to the reason you are getting STD--is a violation of privacy. So the way I see it, if the employer DID let you go for not supplying this information, it would be for an illegal reason. You may be able to sue them and win, but in the meantime, you are without a job and paying an attorney a lot of money to do this for you. On the other hand, the employer may be successful in his argument that he has a reasonable need to know about the meds you are on IF he believes they may interfere with your work performance OR if the health team is making sure that they are only paying for the meds related to the reason you are pulling STD. If they are asking for the list of meds from you and not your physician, I would suggest you consider only telling them what you are taking as it pertains to the STD. If they are requesting you to sign something so they can get to your medical records, however, you need to consider the whole scenario I discussed above.
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