Is it legal for my employer to share my Fmla information with just any other employee?

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Is it legal for my employer to share my Fmla information with just any other employee?

1st I’m on intermittent Fmla for my daughter with a serious health condition
In a meeting with my employer HR I was asked if I would resign because when I’m
out of the office my boss has more to do.
Then today my administrator shared my Fmla information and discussed how many
days I have used with an employee during their evaluation. This employee is not a
supervisor In a need to know basis. Is this legal.

Asked on June 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If the employee is one who has to (or will have to, in the future) cover for your absence, compensate for your absence, do some of your work, etc. then it was proper to do this: your FMLA leave and absences are relevant to that other employee's job and so is information that may be shared with them.


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