Hello to everyone! I was recently placed on the legalized loophole blacklist entitled "GROUP ONE." An HCA facility has retaliated against me for being a whistleblower. I have a lawsuit against them and it's been going on for a little over a year. Anyway, i would like to know if anyone would like to join me in putting a stop to this type of employer abuse. Many careers have been ruined over this group one entity. If your boss submits your name and negative comments regarding your termination, no hospital in DFW will hire you unless they are desperate. In the event that you do get hired you will be treated like crap and will be under constant surveillance. Isn't there a nursing shortage? Let's do the math...nursing shortage percentage? total amount (%) of nurses on the blacklist and blackballed? hmm...curious? me too. I will be fighting this by myself or with all of the nurses out there who have been a victim of this type of retaliation. All the nurses in Texas should fight against this regardless if you are on this list or not. Things could change for you tomorrow. These hospitals are bullies and sometimes it takes just one person to get the ball rolling...I guess I have hired myself for the job. This abuse is so ridiculous and makes me embarrassed to be a nurse in Texas. If you are a bad nurse...dangerous...incompetent that would be a legitimate reason to have issues finding employment or having this information on your group one report. The State Board will handle your situation. In my case, because i refused to resign my director was forced to terminate me. He gave me the option to resign and NOT be placed on group one/blacklisted. He also stated that if he had to terminate me then he would have to submit the reasons for my termination on a group one report/therfore being blacklisted. This is career suicide and you can say bye bye to working at any hospital here in DFW. The point is that this service is used maliciously by employers
and has spiraled out of control. Please share your experience with group one or employer threats regarding group one.
Apr 12, '12
thanks for all the replies. at this point group one is a dfw metroplex nightmare . it's not just nurses, but healthcare employees across the board...so that is correct. good advice about trying to reach more healthcare employees and not just nurses.
the following is just a little info from their web-site:
[color=#c0504d]topic: group one services[color=#c0504d]http://www.gp1.com/
[color=#c0504d]"group one services is a consumer reporting agency" operating under the legal authority ofthe federal fair credit reporting act ([color=#c0504d]fcra[color=#c0504d])."
this provides employers the ability to share information on former employees through a third party reporting agency such as group one." blackballing!
[color=#c0504d]"founded by the dallas-fort worth hospital council in 1988 to meet the healthcare providers' - and only the healthcare providers' - constantly changing needs in the areas of criminal background checks, salary surveys and employee termination data." blackballing!
[color=#c0504d]1. [color=#c0504d]we serve healthcare employers exclusively.
[color=#c0504d]2. get instant access to applicant work history information provided by other clients upon termination and accumulated through primary verification." blackballing!
"do i have to give termination information? no, but it is important that facilities receiving termination information participate in a reciprocal relationship with our other employer clients."
and this is their (the employer's) smoking gun! do what we say or else we will put whatever we want to on your group one report!
i still can't believe how many nurses in texas have not heard of this entity??
hca healthcare employers are the main offenders without a doubt. if an employer wants to "get rid of you", they give you two options:
1. if you resign, we will not "group one" you.
2. if we have to terminate you, then we will "group one" you.
the phrase "we will group one you," is one that employer's use in a threatening manner to intimidate the employee into a resignation. if the employee does not comply with the resignation process/suggestion then the employer will seek vengeance to ruin the employees' career via group one services. the healthcare employers can submit any retaliatory comments/statements regarding the reasons for the employees' termination. it is within their power and judgment to provide this data whether it is true or false. therefore, if your manager does not like you, he or she can blacklist you . this is an abuse of authority, unjust, and career suicide for a healthcare employee . i do not believe that ruining the careers of healthcare workers was the original intent of group one services. what i do believe is that healthcare employers have found a loophole via this particular system that has enabled them to hold their employees hostage to administrative and political bullying tactics.
i have researched this quite thoroughly and if you have any questions just "holler"
as we say in texas!
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