Thank you for the additional information.Unfortunately, I need to tell you that it is legal for the company to not tell you of the accusations while they are investigating. New York is an "employment at will
" state. That is a legal doctrine that says that you can be fired for any reason, no reason, or a bad reason. Thus, what they chose to do or not do in the investigation is not controlled by law.There are two exceptions to this rule, that might apply to your situation. The exceptions would apply if the issues that you reported the ED for were related to either (1) medical quality and patient care or (2) involving the safety
of yourself or other employees.If your report involved either of these subject areas, then you would be protected against retaliation
by management for your reporting.New York has an exception to the employment-at-will rule called the "public policy
" exception. Thus, if your report involved either patient safety and wellbeing or staff safety, then you were reporting about an issue that is covered by other laws in the state.This will not come into effect until/unless they fire or demote you as a result of their investigation. And, you will have to show that the reason that they give is a pretext and the real reason is your reporting of the issues.It will not be easy making a case in that regard. If you suspect that this is what is going on, I would suggest that you consult a lawyer specializing in employment law
in your community. The best way to find a good lawyer is to go to the lawyer referral service of the local bar association. They will be pre-screened and listed by area of practice. Also, lawyers on this list will have committed to charging a nominal fee for an initial consultation. If you have a credible case, you should be able to find a lawyer who will take the case on contingency, that is, taking his/her fee out of the award.I'm sorry this is happening to you. As I said earlier, there is no legal support, unless we're talking about retaliation; even then it will be a tough case.If I have fully answered your question, please rate the answer with the buttons below.