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I'm a well seasoned nurse of 23 years, two days ago, my unit manager fired me for falsication of documents, I won't get into the details about her arrival and what she's trying to do to the unit, I simply ask you all to take my word for it. Human Resources has her back, and it's my PRN job. The point to this would be that I never seen proof, she said there was no sign that I took a few patients temperatures because the area was blank on the vital cart. We don't sign into these machines like my other job, plus I used a handheld, hence why the temperatures didn't show up on the moving cart. The company has fired me for "falsication of records" My question that I present to you would be this: This accusation is so foul to me, I sacrifice everything as a nurse, holidays, loved ones and my body. Would any of you seek legal advice for the priciple alone? 

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I know the type. For some reason, the new manager wanted you out. Looking over documentation is the quickest way to do that. 

I would lawyer up. Not for any emotional reason, but because you were wrongfully terminated (read $$$) and this would be on your record for life.

Best wishes.

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Thank you, it's not going to effect my license but it's more about the entire priciple

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7 minutes ago, lcc010 said:

Thank you, it's not going to effect my license but it's more about the entire priciple

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Perhaps not effect your license but, will effect you any time you might want another position.

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22 minutes ago, lcc010 said:

 The company has fired me for "falsication of records" My question that I present to you would be this: This accusation is so foul to me, I sacrifice everything as a nurse, holidays, loved ones and my body. Would any of you seek legal advice for the priciple alone? 

No. Not for principle.

But I would probably talk to a professional who would be interested in helping you limit the effect this could have on your personal and professional reputation/future ability to secure good employment. I don't personally know how much actual recourse you have.

I can understand how offensive and upsetting this must be, but I would advise being neutral and factual in how you talk about this with anyone. We here know what you mean about your sacrifices, but being overly dramatic about that isn't likely to make anyone else sympathetic - including those who might be able to help you.

I'm sorry this happened and best of luck moving forward.

 

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I noticed that the temperature doesn't always register on the handheld devices now used by my employer.   If no temp in the box were used as a reason for termination, so far as I have seen, most of the nurses would be gone.  Technology has apparently given people like your manager another tool in their grab bag.

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14 minutes ago, JKL33 said:

"Affect" !!

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effect change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

effect: a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

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Sorry lcc010, my post was cut off because apparently I went past the time to edit it. This kinda stinks because I didn't purposely post that.

Anyway:

Ex:

"How will this affect [verb; influence] my ability to get another job?"

"It might have a negative effect [noun; consequence/result] on my ability to get another job."

 

 

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I was only being funny because I'm an ex grammar nazi. I'm aware that you're correct. Smart Phones have destroyed my grammar 😂

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You have mentioned this is your "PRN" job.  That would mean that you have a "regular job"?  If that is the case, is it really necessary to put this position on a resume?  Understanding your legal rights is very important, but is this worth the fight?  

Over the course of a person's career, it is not unusual to have many short term jobs that while adding to your knowledge and experiences, it is not really necessary to bring to the attention of future employers.  If you did the right thing as a honest, quality nurse, then your conscience is clear.  If not, only you know what to do going forward.  We all have run into biased managers who find the grey areas to keep, promote, demote or terminate employees.  There are ethical managers out there that when you find them, will find life is always greener.

You get to decide if this is a life lesson and learn for the future.  Or to pursue or give this short life interlude more effort and worry than it really deserves. 

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why could this not affect your license?  if they truly believe you did that, they should report you to the board.  and it is libel.

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