It depends. What type of employer and what type of job do you have? What are the reasons for requesting you to sign the HIPPA release of medical records? What are they looking for? Medical documents to substantiate any illness or disability? This is somewhat of a bizarre requests and may infringe on your HIPPA rights. Normally, if you aren't a member of a union or a collective bargaining agreement or a contract employee, you are an "at-will" employee and you can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the firing is not based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, or being a "whistle-blower."
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Your post does not provide enough information. An employer who asks each employee for a blanket medical release would need a really good business or legal reason to do so. Without knowing more details about the business and the potential reasons for the request, it's impossible to provide an answer. Try consulting a local employment attorney about this issue. Good luck.
There can be situations in which such a request may be made and/or employment may be conditioned upon release of certain personal information but that instances are going to be very unique and narrowly tailored. As noted by my colleagues, the call of your question does not provide us with sufficient information to respond conclusively in the affirmative or negative. You are encouraged to seek the assistance of an employment lawyer who might be able to provide further insight. Best of luck.
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