Can a WI employer reveal a disability to the entire staff?

I have a disability that is not immediately apparent to others. I held a part time position. My employer switched the position to full time which I could not do. The agreement was reached that I would have to perform the full time position or leave. I opted to leave. I understand that this was an "at will" situation and that my employer was doing anything illegal.

However, I discovered that at a meeting yesterday, my employer announced to the entire staff that I would be leaving because I had refused a full time position due to my disability. She announced my condition to the entire staff!

I feel betrayed and wronged. Is this a breach of any sort of confidentiality or privacy law? Can a WI employer just reveal anothers physical limitations to the entire staff?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 13, 2007 09:44 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Answers (1)

Sally Stix
May be a privacy violation

Your former employer may have committed a privacy violation and you may have a disability discrimination claim depending on the circumstances surrounding the issue of part-time/full-time job requirement.

posted by Sally Stix  |  Sep 13, 2007 12:35 PM [EST]

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