My wife was medically retired after a workers compensation
My wife was medically retired after a workers compensation injury. We worked for a department of a county. The county is self insured for WC and has designated a county department as custodian of records for all WC medical records. The same county department that was identified as custodian of records also performs adjusting and claims management.My wife was medically retired in June 2015. The treating doctors continue to send the medical work status email to the county department she worked for in addition to the custodian of WC records. We have told the medical provider to stop sending the updates as she is no longer employed by the department. They have refused as a matter of past practice and agreements.I pulled the county contract with the medical provider and it specifically states the medical provider is only to send information to the County as defined in the contract. No where does it state they are to send a second notification to the department. As a matter of fact the contract goes on to state third party dissemination is not to be done without written prior consent.I December 2016 we also learned the department has been compiling a secret medical file for every injured employee they consider to be part of the employee master employee file.I understand the exemptions for WC and employers, but the county is the employer for all intense and purposes and have designated a department within the county that handles risk management to be custodian of WC records not the individual employing departments. Additionally continuously compiling records for former employees.The department has a liason back to work person who makes contact with the medical providers and requires those contracted doctors to send the information in addition to the identified entity within the county. We have been fighting this for some time but the newly identified medical file without anyones knowledge is appalling and it is not complete , nor accurate nor authorized by any employee as the employees sign releases to WC risk management
I was wondering what recourse I have, if any, as I was
I was wondering what recourse I have, if any, as I was falsely accused of breaching confidentiality at my workplace. In all truth, I was so humiliated, and the accusation was untrue. I have been asked to document everything I did from last Tuesday through last Friday, including who I ate lunch and dinner with and where. In all truth, I don't want to return to work; I have only worked there 10 days and I feel they are an unethical company.JA: Was this discussed with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: A Director. She is my supervisor, conducted the interview, hired me and processed my new hire paperwork.JA: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?Customer: 'at will', 'full-time'JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't really know, I have never been in this position before. The Director told me that she was 'lambasted and broad-sided' on her travel home from an offsite meeting that my name by 'Kim' that I 'cost the company' a real estate deal. That she was with the understanding that I had lunch (then it changed to dinner) with my former employer and I cost them 'the deal'. I work for a real estate property management company. I did speak with my former employer, on the telephone, she shared that 'Kim was going to bring them an offer' on their building - I said, 'that's great, I am happy for you'. My former employer was out of state and I did not have any type of meal with them last week, nor did I have knowledge an offer was even being presented. I do not feel that I violated any type of confidentiality to either company.
Terminatedan employee and he is asking for his bonus after
Terminatedan employee and he is asking for his bonus after only working 5 months and he breached our confidentiality agreement putting ourcompany at risk. We were not told it came from him, but he had treatten us on disclosing internal and personal information. We are paying him until his last day of work only. Do we have to pay a bonus?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
My girlfriend, who was working women shelter violence, has
My girlfriend, who was working for a women shelter for domestic violence, has recently been fired from her job, for which they gave a couple of reasons as to why. The firing came out of no where, as there has been no warnings ever given to her.The main reasoning was for a photo she posted on her snapchat. Was told she breached the confidentiality agreement. The picture she posted was of a piece of paper that said "the new password ***** *****" and had a picture of a chinchilla on it, which is her favorite animal. The picture however did not state the name of the business to which she works, nor did it state what the password ***** even for, or that it was related to her job in any way.The second reason was for being late and not reporting to a manager when she was. Anytime she was late, she did in fact inform her manager, and it was always by just a couple minutes when she was. Another girl that works there, who seems to get better treatment by management than any other girl that works there, is late quite often, but by 30-45 minutes late, and is never in trouble for it. My girlfriend has never received warnings for being late.With those two reasons, I feel that she has not really breeched confidentiality with her snap, and that her job showed favoritism in getting her out, while the other girl got what she wanted. And all of this came after my girlfriend went to a higher up a few days prior to discuss the tardiness and favoritism of the other girl, along with a few other problems she's been noticing, none of which was answered or followed up on.So basically, I was just wondering if this is anything we can pursue, or just a lost battle? Any information would be wonderful!Thank you for the time,Cody
My reason you is because I am interested in legal advice
Hello, my reason for contacting you is because I am interested in legal advice and/or representation for a grievance that I am filing with my school. I was recently dismissed from nursing school for being dismissed from a clinical site due to a breach of patient confidentiality. However, during this time, I was being taught using a training simulation and forgot to lock my computer. The student handbook states "unprofessional/inappropriate clinical or classroom behaviors/offenses that warrant immediate removal from clinical practicum and may warrant immediate dismissal....include....clinical affiliate ask that a student be removed from clinic due to unsafe practice."I do not think that having my computer unlocked while in a training simulation was a breach of patient confidentiality since we were working with fake patient information. I also believe that the handbook states "may warrant dismissal" meaning I didn't have to be dismissed. I was passing all classes and had no write ups of negative nature. I believe that they could have assigned me to a different clinical site instead of removing me from the program all together. Do you think that I have a case? Your input would be of great assistance.Thank you,Micheiia Murray
I live in NH. Was let go from my company "" in February, it
I live in NH. Was let go from my company "B" in February, it was part on a massive layoff and reorginization. I wasnt fired, my "position was eliminated", I was given 8 weeks of severance and had to sign a confidentiality agreement in order to get the severance. The day after my severance ran out, I began a new job in NY (I work in in NY 3 days a week and from Home in NH the other two days).Id like to hire a low level employee from my old company. She would move down to NY permenantly. She contacted me the day I was let go and asked me to hire her once I found another job. She went to scholl in NY and wants to move to a city, as well as her new job at "B" changed during the reorg and she isnt happy.My question: Part of the confidentiality I signed in order to get severance stated that for the period of the severance, and for 6 months after, I cannot, or through a 3rd party, solicit or entice any employees from leaving "B".Id like to know what my exposure is to breach of confidentiality. I didnt entice her, she reached out to me at first.
I was terminated and and i told the manager where
I was terminated for theft and and i told the manager where i put the items and they failed to follow up on where i put the items. I was at a store the other day and a employee walked up to me and asked me if i was fired for stealing is this breach of confidentiality and defamation of character as i know where this came from.
I called and filed a complaint about my manager , district
I called and filed a complaint about my manager , district manager and regional president . I requested multiple times that I would only talk if it was kept anonymous due to fear of retaliation and lack of further opportunities with in the company. They promised and swore to high heaven my name wouldn't be attached. Not one minute after I hung up did they call my manager, he wasn't in so they told him this morning when he came in. Now my DM and RP are nothing coming out to visit tomorrow .Due I have any legal grounds to sue my employer (wells fargo) for this blatant lie dooming my career ?
I resigned my job recently and told my employer that I am
Hi,I resigned my job recently and told my employer that I am going to a competitor. They, rightfully so, "walked me" out the next day. I gave them my laptop, badge etc. I had a backup of my hard drive home that I thought I left in the office but I didn't. They call me the following day to let me know that they saw that I backed data on a external hard drive. I immediately said yes and that I thought I had left the hard drive in the office. I then looked for it and got back to them immediately (same day). I returned it to my boss that same afternoon and I apologized for not being with my belongings in my old office. During the offsite meeting he asked me to sign a "proprietary rights statement" that lists information that I cant use by going to a competitor such as product related data.NOTE: I am not involved with the products nor know anything about them. I worked on Sales Systems and processes.They also added a line in the end of the document that says: "Cant share any information about the project I was working on" which is all fine since i don't intent to share anything at ALL.Fact: I signed a confidentiality agreement when I joined the company.I refused to sign the document because I didn't know what I was signing and because the last paragraph said:"your signature indicates that the company has informed you that all information and data of the types listed above is the company's proprietary information and that it may not be disclosed or used by you or others to whom you may improperly disclose such information. You also indicate that you have surrendered to the company any copies of such information or data that is on your possession and are not retaining any copies or notes concerning it in your possession".Since I signed the confidentiality agreement when I joined, why are they asking me to sign this document? They said is a reaffirmation of the confidentiality agreement....Am I being paranoid? What if they say: "your backup doesn't have all the files...where is the rest"? That is the only backup I did but how do I prove that?I do know that they gave similar grief to other x-employees who left for that same competitor in the past but they were close to the products so I didn't expect that.I know that I have done nothing wrong nor I plan to do anything that violates by confidentiality agreement as I am not an employee who would do such a thing. Also, my new employer would never accept such information; no ethical employer would...Any advice would be appreciated.