Falsely accused of abuse by a coworker that hates me, now I'm suspended!

  1. I dont understand how people can go around making false accusations about you just because they hate you. This may have cost me my job after 2 long years. I'm scared that my license is in jeopardy when I did nothing wrong, insight from someone please!
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    Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 2

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  3. by   zahryia
    What happened?
  4. by   MuddaMia
    [quote=Successful_26]I dont understand how people can go around making false accusations about you just because they hate you. This may have cost me my job after 2 long years. I'm scared that my license is in jeopardy when I did nothing wrong, insight from someone please![/quote]

    In order to have insight, we would need to know what happened.
  5. by   Successful_26
    My job was understaffed with only 2 aides for 29 residents, the minimum is three. One of those aides was an LPN that was an aide for the night. She didn't like me because she felt that I had taken over her floor, which she clearly and rudely stated to me, (she's per diem) and I'm FT. So, she went and accused me of telling a patient to shut up (which I certainly did not). Then she went on to say that I threatened to "report her and have her license" which I did not. Here I am my second day on orientation with a nurse who was as incompetent as they come trying to learn the ropes. Well, needless to say I was blamed for eveything that happend on the floor that night. What are the laws and rules that protect me? I can't certainly find any and I am limited to what I can and cannot say in regards to HIPPA violations and breaking the facilities policy. Well, it seems that they can show teeth at me and I am cowardly supposed to hide my tail. I now have a new job but wonder if this could still go on my license when I did nothing wrong. This is why deciding to become a nurse was so hard for me in the first place. Thanks.
  6. by   HisTreasure
    I'm sorry you are dealing with this. As for it going on your license- unless something happened that endangered a patient and/or resulted in a state investigation I highly doubt you have anything to worry about. You may not want to use this job as a reference, even though you can't legally omit it from your employment history.

    Hmmm... This is just a thought, and forgive me if it is presumptious of me as it is 4AM and I have just done three shifts back to back and I haven't slept since Sunday night. However, it seems wierd that you didn't have a chance to give your version of the events in question. Reading your post I am under the impression that you were terminated based solely on the word of your co-worker. As the floor nurse did you document everything that occurred on the unit that night? I am assuming the per diem LPN did not document because she was acting in an aid capacity for that shift, correct? It would seem that your word would hold truer than this other nurse's because you have a record of what did or did not occur. Even though you have another job (congrats!) I would still follow up with a grievance of some sort just to have it on record that you feel that you were unjustly terminated. Nursing really is a close-knit profession in most communities and while your license may or may not be in jeopardy you could possibly get blacklisted- and that is just as bad---if not worse...
    Last edit by HisTreasure on Aug 22, '06

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