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Before we begin, a bit more detail would be helpful please.Did you have a written employment contract covering a specific period of time and requiring cause for dismissal?Do you have any reason to believe you were treated differently due to your race, religion, age, gender, etc.?
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Well, if you are a member of the union in a union job then you do have an employment contract through the union and you can only be terminated for cause or some reason which is compliant with the terms of the contract.
Unfortunately, though, the HIPAA violation is valid grounds for termination, but they would have to follow their own policy or they would be in breach.
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