Do you work in the health care industry? If so, just the same as others, you have a variety of employee rights. There are federal and state laws in place to protect your employment.
In general terms, health care employers are not permitted to terminate an employee due to gender, race, age, disability or sexual orientation. However, being that you may have close contact with patients, there could come a time when your employer attempts to terminate your employment because of one of these details.
There are strict laws in place to prevent health care employers from wrongfully discharging an employee. Some examples of wrongful termination include:
-- Requesting or taking medical leave.
-- Reporting an illegal billing practice.
-- Reporting wage and hour violations.
-- Reporting improper patient care.
-- Reporting a violation of medical privacy law.
-- Serving in the military.
As a health care worker, you take your job very seriously. This holds true no matter if you are working face to face with patients or behind the scenes. If you don't hold your employer responsible for wrongful termination, they may continue to get away with it for many years to come.
Our attorneys understand the laws associated with wrongful discharge. Furthermore, we have many years of experience helping people who work in the health care industry. If you want to learn more about wrongful discharge or if you feel that you have been a victim, our website can help. Visit our "Health Care Wrongful Discharge Lawyer" webpage for more information and advice on how to deal with this type of situation.