my DON called today and told me i lost my job - page 2

i have been off work for 3 weeks, off for 3 more at least due to a TAHBSO. I am now undergoing chemo. i turned in all my doctors notes (copies) and letters saying i need at least 6 weeks off.... Read More

  1. by   RN BSN 2009
    ((((Hugs)))) and prayers for you
  2. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from prmenrs
    I'm for calling a lawyer, also. This doesn't seem quite kosher to me.
    Yep. "One call, that's all", as a local lawyer here advertises on T.V.

    America....home of the brave...and the uninsured.

    This makes me sick. I hope you get the justice which you are due. Keep us posted.
  3. by   WinksRN
    You can get your job EEOC, a similar situation happened to a co-worker of mine becasue she had to take a lot of time off due to her son's sickle cell disease they fired her and had to give it right back, they cannot terminate you under those circumstances , get a lawyer, that is discriminating.
  4. by   muffie
    good luck dear

    i hope your health issues improve
  5. by   Cattitude
    that's terrible. i wonder what makes me people like this don so mean. to lose your insurance at a time when you so desperately need it... take care and heal rehab nurse! good wishes to you...
  6. by   Batman24
    Ditto on the lawyer. I would call one first thing Monday morning. This sounds like a clear case of discrimination. And under no circumstance is she is entitled to your medical records. If she doesn't know that she has no business being a DON.

    Don't let this go. You deserve better. Get a good lawyer and they will help you. Feel better sweetie. I will pray for you.
    Last edit by Batman24 on Jan 19, '07
  7. by   TazziRN
    Time to call an attorney. If she asks for your records again throw HIPAA in her face. She has no need to know, therefore has no right to your medical information.
  8. by   Gromit
    If your state is a real 'right to work' state like mine (Florida) I'm not sure a lawyer will do you any good -but hey, you (literally) have nothing to lose, and your case would play rather well to the news folks -to that issue, I'd talk to them if the lawyer doesn't pan out. Over here (in the Tampa area) we have '8 (news channel 8 ) on your side' -they do local human-interest things, and when someone is done really wrong (like your case) they will often run the piece, and talk to the offending party -this almost always has a positive result (nobody needs bad publicity, and a hospital certainly doesn't) -I'm sure there is something like them in your area. Keep 'em in mind.
    I wish you luck with the lawyer -I really hate seeing someone getting kicked when they're down. Reading things like this really makes me appreciate how well my own facility has treated me during my health issues this last year. You will be in our prayers.
  9. by   TheCommuter
    As someone previously mentioned, I would seriously ponder consulting an attorney so that all of your options will be laying on the table. Even though I am not a lawyer, something seems fishy and unlawful about what has happened to you.

    :icon_hug: (((((Here is a hug.))))) I hope you feel better and experience better health. Good luck to you!
  10. by   jetscreamer101
    You mentioned that she never believes the things that happen to you. Have you had prolonged periods of illness? If so, you may be covered under the ADA depending on your situation. Check it out to see if it applies.
  11. by   mercyteapot
    If you have a car accident, your car insurance at least has to pay for it before they kick you to the curb. It is a shame that health insurance companies don't have to ''pay out'' a current illness if someone loses their job, and with it, their health insurance.
  12. by   bethin
    Please, please get a lawyer. Do not allow these people to continue doing this.

    I work with a nurse who has cancer and was off a long time d/t surgery, chemo and a broken arm. She went over the max time that FMLA allows and they didn't fire her because they have a heart - they realize that battling cancer comes first, and not the job.
  13. by   TheCommuter
    This reminds me of the unfortunate situation of a man in central California who was 'mysteriously' terminated from his job soon after his wife gave birth to quintuplets. I think this man would still have his job if his wife and quintuplets did not rake up such huge medical bills.