Nisith Agarwal
Asked October 28, 2016

Disclosure of disease to employer for medical leave

  • 1 Answer

If I am taking a leave for 2-3 weeks for surgery & treatment of disease, then am I required to inform my employer about the exact & specific disease I am having and the surgery I am undergoing? Or will a doctor's certificate that "due to certain medical condition a surgery is conducted and 2 weeks bed rest advised will suffice"? Am I compelled to disclose my exact disease/surgery to the employer in light of my Right to Privacy under Indian Constitution? Is such privacy also covered under any other law?

Answer 1

The organization usually has its medical leave policy. They usually require a doctor's certificate to serve as a proof of illness if the leave is more than 3 days. If you are being forced to disclose illness you may seek protection under Right to Privacy but it has to be a reasonable concern for privacy. 

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