The letter states that employers are not allowed to disclose to employees if a coworker has a disability, for that information is considered confidential and must be safeguarded by employers. In the instance of the company corresponding with the EEOC, the employer was askiing about a worker with Hepatitis C because of concerns the disease may be passed along to a colleague.
The EEOC, however, did state that there a few rare cases in which releasing information to employees was allowed under the ADA. For example, such disclosure was allowed if it was necessary to provide an ADA-sanctioned accomodation.
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