Can my employer make me take a blood test to show that I don’t have any immune compromising diseases because of a cold sore?

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Can my employer make me take a blood test to show that I don’t have any immune compromising diseases because of a cold sore?

Also, can my employer obtain my medical records (medical progress notes) from a doctors visit that I had concerning a cold sore to verify if I could return to work.

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your employer can legally seek and obtain your medical records with respect to a "cold sore" issue depends upon what is stated in any employee employer hand book at your place of employement.

As such, you need to careully read this document if it exists in that your answer will be in it. If there is no documentation that you signed with our employer allowing this information to be given to your employer, then he or she is not legally entitled to such.


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