Under section 69(2) Privacy Act I initiated an investigation into certain disclosures of health information about a patient contained in a letter written by a nurse and sent to an [ … ]
An employee faxed her employer a medical certificate, hand-written by a doctor, explaining that she was ill and could not go to work. The employer claimed the certificate was illegible [ … ]
An employee was suspended on the grounds that he was suffering from a psychiatric illness. The employer asked him to undergo a psychiatric assessment by a doctor nominated by the [ … ]
A hairdresser resigned from her position following a disagreement with her employer. She was pregnant at the time. The hairdresser complained her employer had subsequently told several of her customers [ … ]
I was asked to investigate whether a former employer was entitled to retain information relating to the purported dismissal of an employee.
A recent migrant was required to sit examinations to qualify to practise medicine here. The exams consisted of short answer and multi-choice questions. After failing, the doctor asked the Council [ … ]