I work for the County as a Nurse. After a recent round of budget cuts I became concerned that our staffing levels did not meet the state requirements. There were several times I saw the nurse manger ask nurses to do more than they should. I wrote a letter to the hospital management and I filed a complaint with the state. Nothing changed but out of the blue my nurse manager gave me a write-up for a HIPAA violation. They suspended me for two weeks without giving me an opportunity to tell my side of the story. I worried not that my nurse manager is going to fire me because I complained to the State.
A whistleblower is a person how reports wrongdoing or corruption generally in his or her place of work. There are legal protections for whistle blowers who work in public or private sectors. Depending on the type of report you make, your employer cannot retaliate against you for reporting illegal activity, corruption, discrimination, or other types of conduct that violate state or federal laws or regulations.
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