hello to all of you. THANKS to those who responded to my posts regarding the Breach of Medical Confidentiality (Fibromyalgia suddenly listed next to my name at the workplace.) the Mediation process is complete. it began at 10am and finished at 1:30pm along w/a vicious thunder and lightning storm outside the very tall building we were in! the Mediator from EEOC was there; i went solo; the RN that made this come about in the first place was there along with the company's attorney and their dir of human resources. the first item on my agenda in there (we were in a trial court room by ourselves) was to educate so i passed out the ProHealth brochure on CFS and FM which i had highlighted pertinent sections and sentences. i read aloud the highlights to them. the next item on my agenda was to read a few paragraphs re: how difficult it is for me, my family and my friends to deal with this chronic illness and how this Breach has affected me for the past 2 months. when i was finished it was their turn. the rn that admitted to the mistake basically apologized again and didn't really partake in the reading of the brochure. she didn't pick hers up, she just listened. the hr person didn't have much at all as far as input goes but was nice. the company's atty however had such a bad attitude and i addressed it quickly! the atty spoke up saying that it was unfortunate that this error took place but it doesn't have the social connotations in the workplace such as hiv, etc. i was squirming in my seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and she went on a bit more. with a 'shrugging of the shoulders' attitude. exactly: shrugging of the shoulders. in short, when it was my turn again, i directed everything to the atty and made my comments short and sweet such as "i refuse to sit here and be belittled by those comments." "comparing my condition to hiv or anything else is out of bounds and i won't tolerate it any further." "every single employee had access to my medical info posted around and it is PRIVATE." and on and on i went. i completely and expectedly kept my cool but my blood was boiling under the surface. and i set the atty straight right away. to keep it brief: We settled on an amount (much much less than i originally was focusing on) of $ (i was dreading prolonging this and it affecting my health so i decided that it needed to come to closure on THAT DAY) and i also requested that the RN take Management Sensitivity Training or the like. that request was APPROVED. SO, I'VE EDUCATED AT LEAST 4 WOMEN IN THE ROOM THAT DAY WITH THE PROHEALTH BROCHURE ALONG W/MY V0CAL CHORDS. FOR THAT ALONE I AM THANKFUL. AND THIS IS, THANKFULLY, NOW IN ITS CLOSURE STATE. the end.