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Question: “Recently an employee had chest pains at work and was taken to the
hospital. To respect his privacy, we did not make an all-staff
announcement about what happened, but did tell management. However,
some employees who were very concerned about their co-worker got upset
that we didn't keep them informed. Did we handle this correctly? What's
should our policy be on disclosing an employee’s health issues to other
employees?”—Pierre in AZ
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