DISCLOSURE OF FMLA MEDICAL INFO TO UNION REQUIRED
In the right-hand column of the FEDSMILL.com page we track headlines off web sites of interests to federal employees. One of them deals with FMLA case law and it recently posted an article that all union reps should read. It discusses the union’s right to see an employee’s otherwise confidential medical information filed to support a request for FMLA leave if needed to enforce the law or employee rights. This is an important decision that unions should point out to managers, arbitrators, FLRA , etc. if the union has a need for the information and it is mindlessly denied.