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.
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