Nurse "A" has been here for five years. She is a single mom who lives with her parents. She has "permission" from someone way back (we've had 3 managers in this time) to come in at 0700 instead of the usual 0645 like everyone else for reasons of child care issues.
Nurse "B" is a newer employee (about 8 months) who is also a single mom. She frequently comes in late, also apparently due to child care issues. However, Nurse "B" has received verbal and written counseling about her tardies.
My question: don't you think that the hospital and/or management is setting themselves up for a possible legal issue should Nurse "B" possibly be disciplined or suspended for tardiness? Should the new manager change the policy for Nurse "A" so that she is no longer allowed special privileges?
All opinions appreciated!