“Can We Talk About Your Health?” : Human Rights and the Duty to Inquire

Health information is sensitive. Very sensitive. And given the intimate nature of this information, the BC government has understandably put in place important protections to ensure the integrity of a person’s personal health information.

So considering the uniquely private nature of health information, is there ever a time when it would be appropriate for an employer to ask about an employee’s health? Under human rights law, there is.

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