Thread regarding Staples Inc. layoffs

Leave of Absence

I am not in the upper ranks of Staples. I am one of the Associates in a busy PMS store; the only profitable part in all of Staples' retail.

I requested a LOA for 30 days due to Covid 19 implications. I was told that Cigna is managing all leaves of absence which will then be forwarded back to Staples (HR I assume). Cigna wants permission to disclose all my medical records. I have no relationship in any way with Cigna and I feel this is a gross invasion of privacy especially for a 30 day LOA. But without this disclosure, I may not get the LOA.

Has anyone had any experience with this? I do appreciate any feedback and I wish all people on this forum the best of luck with any issues they may be experiencing, Thank you.

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thanks,

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Cigna manages leaves as third party to keep your information confidential. It is easier for you. If not you take forms to doctor

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