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Confidentiality about Health Problems at Work

Confidentiality about Health Problems at Work The extent to which an employer has the right to information aboutan employees mental and physical health is a much debated topic, offsetby the employees right to privacy. Indeed, privacy is often confusedwith confidentiality and secrecy. Identifies some of the dilemmas facingmanagement, personnel, and occupational health departments aboutconfidential health matters in relation to recruitment, retention anddismissal of employees believed or known to have physical or mentalhealth problems. Gives a case example of an employee who is infectedwith the virus which causes AIDS, to highlight confidentiality issues.Makes recommendations for confidentiality policy, giving guidelines formanagement on information relating to employees mental and physicalhealth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Counselling Today Emerald Publishing

Confidentiality about Health Problems at Work

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0955-8217
DOI
10.1108/13665629210017597
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Abstract

The extent to which an employer has the right to information aboutan employees mental and physical health is a much debated topic, offsetby the employees right to privacy. Indeed, privacy is often confusedwith confidentiality and secrecy. Identifies some of the dilemmas facingmanagement, personnel, and occupational health departments aboutconfidential health matters in relation to recruitment, retention anddismissal of employees believed or known to have physical or mentalhealth problems. Gives a case example of an employee who is infectedwith the virus which causes AIDS, to highlight confidentiality issues.Makes recommendations for confidentiality policy, giving guidelines formanagement on information relating to employees mental and physicalhealth.

Journal

Employee Counselling TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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