older man and woman with nurseYale's wellness program requires workers and other family memberson the health plan to submit to certain screenings and tests and toconsult with a health coach if they have certainconditions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Yale University faces a class action lawsuit in response to itsemployee wellness program, with plaintiffs arguing that theuniversity has illegally coerced workers into sharing privatemedical information.

The lawsuit was brought on behalf of union-represented employeesof the university, many of whom work in clerical or technicalroles. Attorneys at a local law firm are getting assistance fromlawyers at the AARP Foundation, which has successfully challenged wellness programs inthe past.

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