I have been working for a pediatric nursing agency for about 2 yrs now. I am a private duty nurse for a 2 yr old girl. The agency is horrible!! I have had 4 different "bosses" in the past 2 yrs because this place is so disorganized no one wants to run the place. They are being sued by a former boss for slander among other things. The agency has mistreated my clients family on many occasions. They never check in with nursing to see how she is doing, never send in the paperwork they should and consistently "forget" to pay the nurses on her case. The family no longer wanted to work with the agency, but did not want to lose myself and the other nurse on the case. I am fairly new to private duty nursing but the day nurse on the case suggested to mom that we could go independent and work directly for mass health. So the other nurse and I became independent providers. Mom recently told the agency she no longer wanted their services because she was unhappy. The agency said "no problem" an that was that. A week later I recieved a phone call from my "boss" at the agency. She proceded to tell me how unethical I was for becoming an independent provider and that they were taking legal action against the other nurse on the case and myself. I am unaware if i signed a "non compete" clause and am in the process of finding the paperwork i signed during orientation 2 years ago. But do they have a case if mom is the one who wanted to leave but wanted to keep the nurses? Doesnt mom have a right to choose who takes care of her child? If she went to another agency they wouldnt be able to sue correct? Thanks!!