"GROUP ONE" victims

  1. This thread is to feel out about how many people have been victimized, or know someone who has been victimized by GROUP 1's actions.
    I found a lawyer who has a personal interest in going after them.
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  3. by   irshnrse
    What is GROUP 1?
  4. by   Cute_CNA
    I was wondering the same.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
  6. by   mydesygn
    Quote from IWant2Believe
    This thread is to feel out about how many people have been victimized, or know someone who has been victimized by GROUP 1's actions.
    I found a lawyer who has a personal interest in going after them.

    Group One does exist. Unfortunately, a lot of staff don't find out until it is to late. It is a background screening organization (under the guise of a consumer reporting agency) Every major or minor healthcare employer in the North Texas area subscribes to the service. They do have a website that details all the information they collect - most is legitimate (ie you don't want a known sex offender woorking in a pediatric facility) but some is questionable. Because subscribing facilities submit information, anyone who has been fired by a facility has that information entered into the database along with the reasons why. I know of one very good nurses aide who was fired and had several interviews that were cancelled after her Group One came back. I have, as a manager, made employment offers and something negative came back on a Group One and the offer was rescinded - I didn't know what it was, haowever. I beleive they exist in other areas of the country but perhaps is not so openly known as it as in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I always recommend that if you think you may be fired, then you should quit first in order to avoid the termination showing on your Group One report.
  7. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from mydesygn
    Group One does exist. Unfortunately, a lot of staff don't find out until it is to late. It is a background screening organization (under the guise of a consumer reporting agency) Every major or minor healthcare employer in the North Texas area subscribes to the service. They do have a website that details all the information they collect - most is legitimate (ie you don't want a known sex offender woorking in a pediatric facility) but some is questionable. Because subscribing facilities submit information, anyone who has been fired by a facility has that information entered into the database along with the reasons why. I know of one very good nurses aide who was fired and had several interviews that were cancelled after her Group One came back. I have, as a manager, made employment offers and something negative came back on a Group One and the offer was rescinded - I didn't know what it was, haowever. I beleive they exist in other areas of the country but perhaps is not so openly known as it as in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I always recommend that if you think you may be fired, then you should quit first in order to avoid the termination showing on your Group One report.
    Maybe they should change their name to Blackball.com. :angryfire
  8. by   mydesygn
    Quote from CseMgr1
    Maybe they should change their name to Blackball.com. :angryfire

    The biggest problem I have is the information that is submitted by management. The nurses aide I spoke of was hard-working, competent and always willing to help. Unfortunately, she worked with petty staff and an incompetent manager. one or two of the nurses would run to the manager with all manner of petty complaints - she did not weigh a diaper (even though they asked her to sit with a patient all day in another room) or she did not do a bath (she asked the mom who wanted to do it herself). The manager was incompetent and took every complaint at face value and wrote her up for everything until she was finally fired. You can document anyone out the door, no nurse is perfect. Now she has a record even though she is competent and caring although not perfect. It saddens me to see good, caring people "blackballed" on what amounts to managerial incompetence and vindictiveness and how do you defend yourself against the petty. The Board of Nursing would even be bothered with half those type of minor issues.
  9. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Not a group one victim because I'd never work for a group one facility.

    The only way they get away with that behavior is because it's tolerated. It is my firm belief that group one will be one of the major reasons why unions come to Dallas/FW and so, to Texas as a whole.

    And employers can only blame themselves when that happens.

    But I'm all for you finding victims to join you in suing the heck out of them. You go! If they're a consumer reporting agency, then I'm Santa Claus.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  10. by   TheCommuter
    There's a large demand for nurses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, even though there are more than enough nurses in the area to fill all of the nursing positions.

    But half of the nurses in DFW can no longer work in the area because they have been blackballed by some vindictive manager who reported negatively to Group One. Nobody wants to hire a nurse with a Group One record.

    Is there any way to get around this? My future is looking bleak...
  11. by   Cute_CNA
    Quote from TheCommuter
    There's a large demand for nurses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, even though there are more than enough nurses in the area to fill all of the nursing positions.

    But half of the nurses in DFW can no longer work in the area because they have been blackballed by some vindictive manager who reported negatively to Group One. Nobody wants to hire a nurse with a Group One record.

    Is there any way to get around this? My future is looking bleak...
    Move elsewhere?
  12. by   FocusRN
    Well if you follow this link http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcra.pdf and scroll to page 10, that basically tells you what you need to know. I can only see two ways of handling GroupOne and/or your employer. The first would be that in their report GroupOne, revealed your gender, race, or marital or family status. One that note it could be concluded that both GroupOne and the employer are violating the EOE Act or whatever it's called.
    And the second would first fall on the employer b/c the FCRA states that the employer MUST provide a disclosure that the info will be obtained. And the catch is that the disclosure must be on a page of it's own and not mixed up with general signature stuff.
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Cute_CNA
    Move elsewhere?
    I just moved here 1 month ago, so moving again is not an option right now.
  14. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Not a group one victim because I'd never work for a group one facility.

    The only way they get away with that behavior is because it's tolerated. It is my firm belief that group one will be one of the major reasons why unions come to Dallas/FW and so, to Texas as a whole.

    And employers can only blame themselves when that happens.

    But I'm all for you finding victims to join you in suing the heck out of them. You go! If they're a consumer reporting agency, then I'm Santa Claus.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Group One is nothing but glorified McCarthyism, a throwback to an era where lives and careers were ruined at the whim of one man...until Edward R. Murrow stepped in and put HIM out of business. The same thing needs to happen to these folks.

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