Employment Law

Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Employment Law

I am an LPN of 26 years and have been with my current employer

Customer Question
for 3 months. Two months...
I am an LPN of 26 years and have been with my current employer for 3 months. Two months ago I reported to (more than one) my supervisors evidence of narcotic diversion. More than once, controlled substances were noted to be missing. I provided evidence-which consisted of (paper trail) a record of such medication, listed to have been returned to the pharmacy for destruction but lacked the proper-per policy and law-documentation. My supervisors never investigated the matter and it continued. Last week, while I was on duty, it was (to me) made to appear that narcotics "disappeared" and stolen by me. I feel this was a set up. They are now pointing the finger at me. I'm suffering from on-the-job reticule, bullying, threats, and even the childish, unprofessional behavior of "not talking to me". My integrity as a nurse is being questioned for the first time in all my 26 years. My supervisors are now taking steps to cover up the evidence I know is there. I feel my situation is something similar to that of a whistleblower. I even have to endure name calling by those I supervise (cna's). I can't just up and quit, for fear it will look like I'm guilty. The stress of continuing to work in this environment is now making me physically sick. I do not know what to do or who to get help from. So, I guess that is my question...what type of attorney do I need? (keeping in mind I can't afford one).
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
5/12/2016
Employment Lawyer: Delta-Lawyer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Delta-Lawyer
Delta-Lawyer, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,546
Experience: In-House Counsel & Litigator
Verified
I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of employment law experience and experience working in the medico/legal area of the law. It is a pleasure to assist you today. It sounds like you have a very viable whistleblower case against the hospital and the hospital administration. There is actually a pretty prominent whistleblower attorney in North Carolina named David Schiller. His contact number is(###) ###-#### I would first give him a call. It may be a case wherein he can take your cause on via contingency agreement wherein you have no upfront cost to litigate. If for some reason he cannot help you, there are other ways to make this stop as well. You can file a complaint with the hospital licensing body in NC. You can also file a complaint with the Nursing Board as well. Finally, since this is prescription/controlled substance related, you can contact the US DEA office in your state and report what is taking place. The DEA can work to investigate the matter and place extreme pressure on the hospital, even making criminal arrests of administrators. The DEA will likely also loop in medicare/medicaid folks to see if there is reimbursement fraud going on as well. Keep your head up and know you are doing the right things here. Please let me know if you have any other questions and please also rate my answer positively (three or more stars) so I can receive credit for my response. Best wishes going forward!
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Employment Lawyer: Delta-Lawyer, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Just checking in this morning to see if you have any additional questions or comments. I want you to be as comfortable as possible moving forward. Thanks
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Ask Delta-Lawyer Your Own Question
Delta-Lawyer
Delta-Lawyer
Delta-Lawyer, Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,546
3,546 Satisfied Customers
Experience: In-House Counsel & Litigator

Delta-Lawyer is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care.

MildredWashington, DC

Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you

Happy CustomerDenver, CO

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,184 satisfied customers

JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.

Allen M., Esq.

Allen M., Esq.

Employment Lawyer

12,480 satisfied customers

Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

12,264 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

11,887 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

JB Umphrey

JB Umphrey

Lawyer

6,273 satisfied customers

Assisting employees and employers for over 14 years.

John

John

Employment Lawyer

3,773 satisfied customers

Exclusively practice labor and employment law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

3,007 satisfied customers

I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Employment Law Questions
Employment law in Florida. I had an agreement with my
Employment law in Florida.I had an agreement with my employer to get paid for the mileage expenses. Employer says that the request is for 2016 and refuse to pay now that I don't work there anymore. Wh… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,088 satisfied customers
I have employment law related question from an employer
I have employment law related question from an employer point of view. This is to do with California EDD.… read more
Roy Hadavi
Roy Hadavi
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
896 satisfied customers
I was terminated by my company CEO after Whistleblowing to
I was terminated by my company CEO after Whistleblowing to the representative of our Vietnamese parent company, regarding fraud by the CEO, and misappropriation of $1M trying to cover it up. … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers
I have a question about employment law and wrongful
I have a question about employment law and wrongful termination. I was fired because of the content of a recorded conversation. I did not consent to any recorded conversation or audio devices in my place of work; they were hidden. I am wondering if I was wrongly terminated. (I am in california, by the way) … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers
I believe that I'm the victim of workplace bullying by one
I believe that I'm the victim of workplace bullying by one of my peers (Nursing Instructor), my direct supervisor (Director, School of Nursing), and her Superior (VP of Nursing). Information has been … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers
I have been harassed, bullied and have had my reputation
I have been harassed, bullied and have had my reputation damaged at my workplace, by another worker. I am currently going through the investigative process due to lodging a complaint. Retaliation has … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,244 satisfied customers
I have a question about employment law. It is an story that
It is an long story that started years ago. I have resigned my position because of how this person has treated me in the past (which was documented with HR), however, I haven't documented the incident that made me decide to resign. … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,959 satisfied customers
Need advice on employment law/wrongful termination. At will
Need advice on employment law/wrongful termination … read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,088 satisfied customers
I was trying to fine specific employment laws for but im
Hi there! I was trying to fine specific employment laws for virginia but im having trouble. I was issued a summons recently for serving alchohol to a minor, I did ID him but I read it wrong. This resu… read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,039 satisfied customers
I believe I am being bullied at work and want to know what
I believe I am being bullied at work and want to know what my rights are … read more
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq.
Employment Lawyer
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
12,480 satisfied customers
Im looking for a lawyer specializing in employment law for
im looking for a lawyer specializing in employment law for unlawful termination … read more
Roy Hadavi
Roy Hadavi
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
896 satisfied customers
Do they have whistleblower protection for employees in, I
Do they have whistleblower protection for employees in virginia … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,499 satisfied customers
I have been harassed and bullied by a Supervisor, who is in
I have been harassed and bullied by a Supervisor, who is in a corporate position, at my new job. I called the HR Department last Tuesday. They told me they take these matters very seriously and would … read more
Roy Hadavi
Roy Hadavi
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
896 satisfied customers
Do to the constant harassment and bullying was subject to a
do to the constant harassment and bullying was subject to a fight and discriminated against employer did not do a investigation with me because I'm black and they retaliated due to me filing a former … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,996 satisfied customers
I am bullied and discriminated against at work but it's
I am bullied and discriminated against at work but it's never outright … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,887 satisfied customers
I'm looking for an employment law attorney who works in
I'm looking for an employment law attorney who works in central Illinois. … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,887 satisfied customers
I believe that the "at will" employment law is an advantage
I believe that the "at will" employment law is an advantage for the employer and disadvantage for the employee. Do you agree? Is there a chance that it will some day be eradicated?… read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,131 satisfied customers
I became a whistleblower at work and went the CEO, and
I became a whistleblower at work and went the CEO, and everything went down hill from there. I'm getting ready to quit my job because of it. When I requested for all documentation and my write-ups. I … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,887 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x