Is it illegal for my employer to reveal my mental health diagnosis to a colleague?

I found out that, several years ago, one of my colleagues sexually assaulted three women. My knew about this when he hired him. I found out when I googled the individual. My supervisor has a plan for each member of our staff to "tell our life stories". I told him that I am unwilling to listen to that particular employee tell his story as it will trigger my PTSD. My supervisor then told a different colleague that I have PTSD when he found out that she also knows the employee's history. My supervisor has excused the first employee's behavior as "not a big deal". Since I told him I don't want to listen to the employee's story, he has gone out of his way to remind me that I am a subordinate, has scheduled training for a different colleague to replace me in a key role in the organization, and had suggested that I need therapy.

1 answer  |  asked Feb 28, 2018 08:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to Virginia

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Matthew Sutter
Revealing your medical diagnosis is likely unlawful. If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your options, please contact my assistant Benny at 703-256-1800.

Matthew T. Sutter, Esq.
Sutter & Terpak, PLLC
7540A Little River Turnpike, First Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone: 703-256-1800
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Email: matt@sutterandterpak.com
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posted by Matthew Sutter  |  Feb 28, 2018 11:03 AM [EST]

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