What is my recourse for disclosure of health information?

I have a mental health diagnosis that I shared with our board president. She openly discussed it during an executive committee meeting that I was unable to attend. What is my recourse to her action of disclosing personal health information?


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Employment Law


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Firing after filing workers’ comp claim not retaliation

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Instructors deemed employees for unemployment comp

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Lead Stories


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Lessons from Litigation


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Ponzi scheme trustee may pursue charities

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Court remands president’s claim of improper ouster

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Sentence enhanced for acting on behalf of fake charity

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Tax Matters


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Nonprofit may claim damages from wrongful IRS disclosure

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