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Were you aware of the employer's practices/violations while you were working for them?
I see. Thank you for providing additional insight on your situation. Since you were not in a position of authority, it is surprising to me that the board would take such disciplinary action against you, especially when you were addressing the issue when you did discover it.I have been looking for a theory of law on which to sue the employer. Courts are typically reluctant to impose liability on an employer in this type of situation, but these circumstances cry out for justice in my opinion.The only line of cases that I have found which might aid you involves courts finding a medical provider liable based on a corporate negligence theory of law when they violate their own bylaws.This could provide you with grounds to pursue legal action against the employer on a theory of negligence, but you may have to argue for an extension of the law in your case.If you wish to pursue such a claim, you would need to retain a local civil litigation attorney who is familiar with health law.
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