CVS to penalize employees who refuse to undergo medical exams

The new plan raises employee privacy concerns for some, although several similar programs have survived legal challenges

CVS Caremark Corp. made headlines last week when it announced that it will require all of its employees to undergo a medical exam or pay a $600 yearly penalty.

Such programs aim to cut health care costs and increase productivity, but some critics contend that they violate employee privacy and could lead to discrimination against sick workers, Thomson Reuters reports.

Alanna Byrne

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