Access an employee’s medical records. When an employee files an EEOC claim alleging mental distress, you now have grounds to review the individual’s medical records to examine her emotional history. The case: An employee sued her employer for gender discrimination, seeking damages on grounds of mental anguish. The court held that the employer should have access to the employee’s medical records as long as she claims that psychological harm resulted from a hostile work environment.
Most organizations still have much to learn and decide upon before the 2015 and 2016 deadlines. How is your organization using the time to prepare? What are your options… and what can you do now to minimize or avoid penalties? How can you estimate the amount of employer penalties to decide whether to offer health insurance in 2015 and beyond?...Click here to find out more.