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I work as a nurse and last January a confused patient made

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I work as a nurse and last January a confused patient made an accusation that I had touched her inappropriately and even though it was never proven that I did, the hospital terminated me because they felt I wasn't being careful when I went into the patient's room by myself. When I asked the human resources VP how this would affect my profession, she said it wouldn't because I was never accused of any crime and my license is still good. And the details of my termination will not be divulged. Couple of months later I found work as a traveling nurse and was doing great until my contract suddenly got cancelled by the hospital I was working in. I learned that somehow they obtained the information about my termination from the previously hospital I worked for. My question is did my previous employer break any labor laws and can I hold them liable for me losing my current contract?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

Legally, an employer is not bound by confidentiality in disclosing true reasons for termination of an employee unless they have a written contract with the former employee to keep it confidential. Thus, as long as the employer discloses the truth about an incident leading to termination, they have not violated any laws I am afraid.

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