Employer's right to medical information

Approximately 8 months ago my employer sent a form to each employee for the employee to itemize what prescription drugs they were using, including dosages and times. Supposedly, every time an employee takes any prescription medications they are to fill this form out with a date it will expire. I am now on intermittent FMLA leave and HR has requested that I fill out a new drug list--and only me. Is this legal at all?

Thank you

2 answers  |  asked Dec 13, 2011 5:16 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (2)

John Otto
To answer this question definitively, it would be important to know what your job is and whether it could be dangerous for you to work with certain prescription medications. Certainly, unless the employer has a legitimate need to know, they can't require you to give that information just because they're curious.

posted by John Otto  |  Dec 14, 2011 12:27 PM [EST]
Alejandro Caffarelli
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posted by Alejandro Caffarelli  |  Dec 14, 2011 08:28 AM [EST]

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