Florida is no diferent from what has been posted. I am in the process of consulting with an Attorney regarding a Class Action Suite against Tenet. I am a RN with 24 years experience and have a totally clean record. I worked Agency as a 2nd job for two Tenet hospitals in my area: ICU, ER, PACU, for over ten years. I recently applied for Part Time status at the local Trauma Center which is owned by Tenet and which I worked for 5 years full time before Tenet bought the hospital. Tenet owns 6 of the 10 hospitals with in a 30 mile radius. I was hired by the trauma center and with in 1 hr called by HR and told that They made a mistake as I was on a no re-hire list. I did some searching on my own and found out that at one of the Tenet Facilities I worked in as an AGENCY RN the Night supervisor changed my assignment from ICU to TELE. As I never worked the TELE unit in that hospital I refused to go. The previous two days I worked ICU and I had the FLU but the tenet supervisor would not alow me to stay home so I worked ICU with the FLU. Because I refused to take an assignment in the Tele unit that I never oriented on or worked before; I was placed on a NO RE HIRE LIST which Means I cannot work at any Tenet facility in the country they have the monolopy. I have come to find out there are 8000 people on this list and it gets updated daily this is a national list. From what I can gather many were placed on the list 2nd to attempting to form a union. Please pass this e-mail message around, If my Lawyer takes this as a Class Action Case we may be able to stop this practice.
I was never a Tenet Employee in the first place, I worked for the Agency. I was never caled into HR by the agency or Tenet to explain , I was never given any type of due process. I was just restricted from earning a living by a 28 yr old supervisor. No body should have that power.