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I work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Rochester New York.

I work for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Rochester New York. I was recently using a corporate laptop computer regarding information about a new diagnosis of breast cancer in myself. I have found out that emails on this corporate laptop I was using were forwarded to both my supervisor and the vice president of the local Rochester Blue Cross Blue Shield. Is it legal for them to get this kind of information when federal hippa laws I believe override such disclosure of information. The vice president was never given information by me and information that she received was totally a function of the blind copies that were sent of these emails which included by diagnosis. I personally think that Blue Cross and Blue Shield should know better. What is my status with my employer and how do I address this situation where I personally believe that hippa laws overrule any corporate laws regarding public information or information that is owned by the corporation by virtue of using the laptop because I was working from home tell computing because of a snowstorm. I fear for my job because my the VP knows my personal cancer diagnosis and business. I have told my supervisor as I should but that my vice president was copied in on the email that I have in black and white without my permission. How do I proceed? do I need a lawyer? do I go to human resources? do I go to employee assistance program? Do I complain to the Corporation I filed the FMLA paperwork with? I need a plan forward. I have applied for FMLA and am concerned about keeping my job because my supervisor asked me if anything new going on with me just today. My greater concern is that the company I work for is a major healthcare supplier and they would be well-versed in knowing how to get rid of me and at the same time should be well-versed and trained about the protection of personal information or okay I believe this is a breach of some law privacy but I do not know chapter and verse on this PHI (personal health information). I believe this is a breach of some law of privacy but I do not know the specific laws involved. I need the long answer. Thank you for your consideration. This has to do with HIPPA and employment law in New York state

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Missouri unemployment question: employee of 2 weeks got

Missouri unemployment question: employee of 2 weeks got injured on her commute to work, was unable to come into work for a week. Just got a letter stating she was claiming unemployment and I was her most recent employer. Our understanding was that she was returning to work in January but she was allowed, if able, to work from home if she could not come in to work during that week but I was fine with her not working also. Whatever was best for her. Not sure what the rules are in this case and in Missouri in general with injury.I never terminated her employment. She is paid hourly.

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I have been at my place of employment for over eight years.

Hello,I have been at my place of employment for over eight years. I work at a residential treatment center for substance abuse. I run their equine program and my job title is equine professional. Some of my duties include care of the equines, pasture maintenance, equine therapy with clients and taking clients trail riding. I am full time with benefits but do not use their health insurance because I am on my husbands policy.About five years ago I was whiplashed by my own personal horse this caused herniated disks and cronic migraines with aura. I also have a vey arthritic knee from shattering my patella ten years ago. My back also has a herniated disk and is extremely painful. The migraines have become more frequent and I have tried every medication. I have had three back injections about a year ago.I have intermittent FMLA leave because of the migraines so I wont lose full time status. I also recently had a pain mgmt./neurologist write a recommendation that I no longer do the physical aspects of my job. I love my job and really dont have any other skills to fall back on. I am wondering if I am at all a candidate for disability and if yes can I still work from home at all? I have always been a very physical person and a good employee but it has become very difficult to do most aspects of my job well. Also can they fire me for this? I am 44 years old and live in Florida. Thank you

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My position in a company I have worked for nearly 14 years

My position in a company I have worked for nearly 14 years reorganized the dept. We were allowed to interview for the "new" positions which werected basically our current role split into two jobs. All new people placed are under 40, and some do not meet basic job description. What is needed to prove age discriminationJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Fl..also have never received any job performance issues, and annual reviews have been above lever or at the highest levelJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm exempt manager, full time at will. Work from home, Corp office in Bethesda, mdJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, we had team of 8, many in company 30 years, in position over 12. Replaced by 20-30 yrs Olds. Many we hired (job is University Recruiting) no job performance issues at ally, in fact newly created program is tripling results this year

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Sometimes i work at home in order to get work done faster. i

hi,JA: Hi. What do you want help with?Customer: sometimes i work at home in order to get work done faster. i had safe files, mostly procedures, on the disk. the other day i noticed that i lost that disk. what should i do.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: njJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: there are several possibilities, disk is at home, in garbage, or someone found it

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I am exempt employee who is working in the company as Manger

Hi, I am exempt employee who is working in the company as Manger over 3.5 years. At present I am 29 week pregnant. During my first trimester I was on and off from work due to doctors visits and pregnancy symptoms as my pregnancy was high risk. I also worked from home remotely with supervisiors permission . In the month of September HR stated that employee can not work from home since then I worked from office only. Mostly I am between 70-80 hours for past 3 months.Now my HR/Finance came to me and told that my worked hours from home will not be considered as worked and they will deduct it against my PTO. They have provided the list of my working hours of last 6 months. For remote work I have email communications with supervisior to prove it- will that suffice to justify?As an exempt I have worked so many hours to complete the project in my tenure and since last 6 months my supervisior was fully satisfied with my work.Please suggest how should we respond to HR/Finance. Also any provision for Florida state?Thanks in advance.

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I have worked fro Arise, a work from home company, for many

I have worked fro Arise, a work from home company, for many many years quite successfully. I have always passed the drug screen and background check on the last 5 I have taken. I recently signed up for a new great client where I took care of patients for 5 years before arrive and this is an opportunity to combine customer service and patient care taking. For whatever reson I didn't pass the drug test but I immediately called Firat Advatage, Arise;s drug screen vendor) and they just needed the rx name and number and the pharmacy that I picked it up at and when. The nedcial redord docor at First avantage promised to have the passing information out that day. Friday. Arise has so much bureaurcarcy to ge through I section after another after another that by the time the class is supposed to start it will be too late to be apart of it. I know it is illegal to disqualify disabled people/medication so long as it doesn'y come even close to interfering with their responsibilities/duties at work. I need for them to tell the opportunity hiring that I have passed but they continually put me off with small excuses etc..until the 2 days will go by and I will not be ired I this position. I want a lawyer to quickly step in explain and find a way to get that information to the company hiring MD LIVE.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: It has nothing to do with Real estate please read closer...I am in Florida and I know it is ieglag not to hire disabled people/on medication if their disability doesn't interfere with their job responsibilities and since I have performed successfully for many mnay years with same company I am in no way interfwring with my job. In fact, I have performed well above others in this position but I am giving the shat by Arise going through dso Much burearcurcy that M live, the name of the company will never find out that I passed in time for me to start within ays. I called first advantage nearly 5 days ago so they had plenty of time to work oniy but neglected toJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: First Advanatge filled the report that the disability and the medication I take will not interfere with my job as evidenced by the 6 years I have already worked at arise. Arise continually ignores it or passed it to one peron and then another and then another so as the bureaucracy will keep me from starting the training class on timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that I can think of

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Can your supervisor/manager reject your vacation days once

Can your supervisor/manager reject your vacation days once they have approved it?I have been treated very unfairly at work lately. It has been stressing me out a lot actually. I feel attacked and picked on at work on a daily basis. It's like I am afraid to go to work. However, I work for a large privately own company so I feel like no-one will hear my voice.

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Employees working from home. Are they exempt from Overtime?

Employees working from home. Are they exempt from Overtime?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will state and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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