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April 3, 1991
MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FROM: PATRICIA K. CLARK, DIRECTOR DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS SUBJECT: Favorable Review Commission Decision, Secretary of Labor v. General Motors Corporation, Electro-Motive Division, Docket Nos. 82-630, 84-731 and 84-816
The Review Commission affirmed former Judge Babrick's decision that General Motors seriously violated the 1910.1020 standard by denying employees access to their medical records.
The attached copy is for your information and reference if further litigation results from this decision.