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Vmware and HIPPA violation

VMWARE continues to amuse its employees. If you received Alex Tosheff’s email, you will see.

“Managers maybe included in the review of an employee’s request for accommodation as the scope of work..”

This is a declared violation of HIPPA. I personally do not consent to my “PATHETIC, SICK, Psych” manager to have any access to my private information. AND especially any medical information.

I do not know how much my manager has access to my private information. I will find out soon. But if I learned that my “Pathetic Psycho” manager knows anything about my medical information. I will expose all his private information to the public. I am from the sick SASE BU.

Every employee at VMWARE should stand up for this violation of our privacy. Most first line managers are NOT trustworthy. I do not trust any first line manage to access any private information (even including my home address).

Someone reach to Alex and explain the violation of HIPPA if first line managers gets access (without the individual consent).

EEOC immediately.

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Post ID: @OP+1dzovZuL

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Wow this guy's just a showing of brilliance hahaha

Shuddap n get the shot already

Post ID: @5wja+1dzovZuL

Man, I can't believe the OP works at VMware. Things are going downhill if this is the type of id--ts we are hiring. Shut, get the shot, keep your job. Easy.

Post ID: @2bez+1dzovZuL

Good job not knowing with HIPAA is. :)

Post ID: @2dqk+1dzovZuL

HIPAA (or HIPPA :-)) does not govern employers. However, the employer may not have access to any medical information (from your physician for example) without the employee consent.

If the employer requested an employee medical information from a healthcare provide (your doctor or dentist for example) and received it (without your consent, then the healthcare provider is in violation of HIPAA.

Once the employee consent to share "certain" medical information with the employers, it is not governed by HIPAA anymore. However, it is governed legally by "Ligitimate Need-to-Know Circumstances."

Fo-e example, if your manager does not need to know for the employer to make a decision related to your employment, then sharing your medical information with your manager is a violation of your privacy.

Sharing medical reason (with the direct manager at VMWARE) on why an employee may not (or does not want) get vaccinated is certainly a violation of the employee privacy.

There are two levels of laws here. One is federal and one is state of California. I can see several law will be violated should this happen to any employee.

Direct managers (especially software developers, business, marketing,... etc) have no reason to have access to medical information of their direct reports. None. whatsoever.

Should this happen, an employee should immediately file with full details of the disclosure with EEOC within 180 days of the violation.

Believe it or not, the manager and the person shared that information, both will be fired immediately. This is a huge business risk.

Given what we have been hearing of first line managers at VMWARE, it will be really stupid if this information is widely shared with managers in any form.

But you should at least report to ETICA and express your concern about your manager (the Psycho :-) anonymously).

Keep up the good fight!

Post ID: @1kcf+1dzovZuL

nice try, but HIPAA does not apply to employers. It applies only in the healthcare setting.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.

Post ID: @ehb+1dzovZuL

How do you know when someone is a douche? When they blast someone for a typo!

Post ID: @eyw+1dzovZuL

How do you know when someone has no idea what they're talking about? HIPPA not HIPAA.

Post ID: @ycz+1dzovZuL

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