Tag Archives: FMLA

Use of HIPAA-Protected Personal Health Information by Employer Investigating FMLA Issue Not Barred

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former City of Daytona Beach Fire Inspector who argued that the City improperly used her “personal health information” to defend itself against her lawsuit for interference under the Family Medical Leave Act. In Bailey v. City of Daytona Beach Shores, the City of … Continue Reading

Social Media: A Key Source of Evidence in Employment Cases

As a growing number of states pass laws to restrict employers from gaining access to employees’ personal social media accounts, what employees post in social media can be critical evidence in employment-related investigations and litigations. Check out my partner J. Gregory Grisham’s recent article in HR Professionals Magazine discussing a recent Sixth Circuit decision concerning this issue … Continue Reading

Where the FMLA and HIPAA Meet

In a case addressing the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that directly implicates the privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Pacosa v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, the Portland Division of the United States District Court of Oregon awarded summary judgment against a physician assistant who claimed he was discharged … Continue Reading