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Hi - I have worked at my job for 22 years - graveyard shift. Two and a half years ago, I asked to be transferred to a different branch, but was denied this request as I basically fulfill the job of two people who work the daytime and evening shift; incidentally, I had no one to relieve me for breaks. Since then, my supervisor has made life difficult for me. Whereas I had been giving glowing job evaluations, I received a bad evaluation that year. My subsequent evaluations have been ok, but I have received texts and calls during the daytime (my sleeping time) about work related issues. The situation came to a head last week and I was placed on suspension. After two days, I received a call to come into the office on Monday. I am concerned that I will be fired. Should I sign a letter of termination?
JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: No not yet. However, I have a lot of documentation on many of these issues and more.
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?
Customer: I work in a mental hospital. I received a call from the ER and after hours, the nursing supervisors clear for medical clearance. Therefore, I had to notify them about this new patient in the call. The problem is the supervisor knew the person because the patient is an employee at the hospital. The patient/employee's department found out that the call was placed on her and now the patient/employee is claiming breach of confidentiality. Since this happened at the end of my shift, I had turned over this paper to the nursing supervisor and I left the facility. I am now being blamed for this breach of confidentiality. I was asked to sign a Declaration of Statement.
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