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Personal Medical Information given out when ex employer was called?

When looking for a job the prospective employer called the last place I work and was informed by the Assistant Director of Nursing that " I had poblems with multi-tasking, decisioin making and that at one time I had a back problem." I have proof of this.

Asked By: finding_justice - 4/3/2008
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Answered By: bigdell - 4/3/2008
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If you have proof then get yourself a good lawyer and take your previous company to court. Be careful about burning bridges and all though, just remind your old company that 'confidential' actually has a meaning... More
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Answered By: Ģąήġşтд βФЎ ≈ŗὰþþ мџšїк≈ - 4/3/2008
 
If you have proof then get yourself a good lawyer and take your previous company to court. Be careful about burning bridges and all though, just remind your old company that 'confidential' actually has a meaning.
Answered By: digitalchinky - 4/3/2008
 
If it is relevant to the position you applied for and you gave the former employer's name as a reference, it is perfectly legitimate for them to pass that information on.
Answered By: mz112ungu - 4/3/2008
 
take them to court. you'll win. the law is very clear what a former employer can and cannot say.
Answered By: Billy - 4/3/2008
 
its ok for them to say that you have problems with multi tasking and decision making, as its relevent to a job and an employer should know, its not that personal... still though, they shouldnt of said that you had a back problem once. thats VERY irrelivant! xxx
Answered By: xBabi-Dolcex - 4/3/2008
 
What proof do you have... More
Answered By: stanleys_2001 - 4/3/2008
 
If you plan to take it further make sure you didn't sign any contracts with your old employer that stated they would be able to supply any of your future references with information about your time employed there. It may be in the fine print, cos i had that at one of my jobs once.. If not, and you didn't get the job... More
Answered By: web_slinger83 - 4/3/2008
 
I think that's against the law, to discriminate like that is wrong... More
Answered By: Mr.Lo - 4/3/2008
 
It sounds like the back problem affected your ability to do your job, which is probably why the ADN thought she could give out that information. I think you should hire an attorney to write the ADN a letter about her inappropriate comments and demand that it never happen again. This should cost you about $100, and it... More
Answered By: Jennifer - 4/3/2008
 
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