Monday, July 8, 2013

Fired for Viewing Co-worker's Medical Record

Healthcare workers viewing the records of any patients they are not caring for can face stiff consequences, including losing ones job.

A Vicksburg Healthcare employee was fired for improperly accessing a co-worker's medical record. The worker sued the hospital for discrimination and retaliation but the court rejected those arguments.

The court "concluded that the plaintiff’s termination for violating HIPAA and refusing to admit doing so was legitimate and nondiscriminatory." -, Jackson and Lewis Law Firm
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(a) Hospital Worker Fails To Show That Termination For HIPAA Violation Was Discriminatory -, 06/18/2013

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