Professor Mark Rothstein on MSNBC – Employer efforts to deal with obese employees

MSNBC – Craig Melvin interview, live from 2:30-3:00 EST on 11/24/13

Employers interested in improving the heath of their employees and reducing health care costs have focused on obesity. Yet, employer encouragement of a healthy diet and a more active lifestyle can lead to health privacy violations and coercion by assessing financial penalties for employees who fail to participate or make progress.