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Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed

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Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed after 20-Year HCA Employee Fired

Julie Stephens had worked in the ED at an HCA owned facility for 20 yrs when she was fired on what she says was a trumped-up charge You are reading page 2 of Nurse Fired by HCA After 20yrs - Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Filed. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

HarleyvQuinn has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Military, ER/Trauma, Psych, Post-Partum, Med-Surg.

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Not shocked. Not the only HCA facility this is happening it. They'll retaliate in a heartbeat. 

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What's so messed up is this: in a right-to-work state I can deal with HCA firing me but it's malicious to make me ineligible  for rehire AND go after my license and affect my ability to earn a living using it (And yes, they did that to me. I'm just a CNA but reports to a board of nursing follow you to the next level).

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@twindaddy75, you are referring to "at will employment," not right to work. 

 

I hope you survived the challenge to your license!

 

Even in at will employment states, if the employer has a handbook that outlines procedures for termination and the employer does not follow its stated policies or contracts, it can be sued for wrongful termination.

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10 hours ago, Horseshoe said:

@twindaddy75, you are referring to "at will employment," not right to work. 

 

I hope you survived the challenge to your license!

 

Even in at will employment states, if the employer has a handbook that outlines procedures for termination and the employer does not follow its stated policies or contracts, it can be sued for wrongful termination.

Really? Because I have had notations on my license since 2012 and am now just able to apply for a renewal/reinstatement. Since it's been so long I am just retaking the CNA course. Also, I found that HCA outcome on a ineligible list. I had applied for a position and during the application process HCA bought the hospital. So good ol' Parallon/HCA marked me as ineligible for rehire. 

There's other places to work but it just irritates me that they can just do whatever they want. I contacted the union then and they stopped responding to me and failed to represent me. 

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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If there are enough terminated employees willing to come forward, would a class action suit be a possibility?

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7 hours ago, AnnieNP said:

If there are enough terminated employees willing to come forward, would a class action suit be a possibility?

I'm in!

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BeenThereGoingThere has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care and Community Health. Dabbled in Cor.

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I think it’s everywhere anymore.  

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I had the same type of experience with HCA and it is still following me. I reported a Nurse who has been with the HCA facility for unsafe practice and harassment. The harassment was founded and I was promised full protection. I was further harassed and then fired within the year. HCA covers patient errors and will fire Nurses who advocate for their patients. The nurse I reported still works at the facility. I was blackballed in that State and a full decimation of my Character continues to follow me. There is absolutely nothing you can do with a Cooperation that large when you are the little guy. And there are no Nursing entities that will assist you. 

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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HCA is the devil!

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4 hours ago, Section8UpX68WM6 said:

Funny how an employee of 20 years with the same organization is fired from his or her job. A lot of that going around *cough* *cough*

 

Going around like MRSA

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benharold1 has 35 years experience as a BSN.

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Let's face it. If someone at work has it out for you you're out-of-luck.  This happens in not-for-profits as well. Then the crazy administrators who run these places will be begging and offering sign-on bonuses when they have trouble hiring nurses due to shortages.  Sadly, managers and administrators are disrespectful to the profession.  But when they, family, friends are sick expect the red carpet to be rolled out for them.  But guess what?  There may not be any bedside nurses to care for you either.

 

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