Thank you for your question and I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's situation.
I think the best thing here is to start with an explanation of the law in this area and then discuss your case in particular. In Ohio, and throughout the United States, employment law
heavily favors the employer in most situations. Unless the employee has a contract which provides that the employee may only be terminated for cause, the law will hold that the employee's right to work
falls under the At Will
Doctrine. The At Will Doctrine provides that an employer may terminate an employee for any reason whatsoever, even if it is a false reason. The only limitation on this is that an employer may not terminate an employee because of discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry of the employee.
Thus, in order to determine whether your wife has any legal rights here, we need to discuss the hostile workplace complaint. What were the grounds on which she filed the complaint?
Was the hostility shown by the nurse against whom she complained related at all to your wife's race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry?