Nurses Sue After Being Fired for Reporting Abuse

A registered nurse and two nurse's assistants are suing the nursing home where they were employed, alleging that the facility violated the state Whistleblowers' Protection Act by harassing them and firing them after they reported alleged abuse of an elderly female resident.

The complaint contends that all three employees made their reports both internally and to outside agencies, and were then variously subjected to suspensions, harassment, pressure to change their statements, and attempts to persuade other employees to say the three were not performing their jobs well. One of the employees was fired, and the other two were "forced" to quit due to reduced hours and tension at the facility. The nurse's seek to have their jobs reinstated, and to receive back-pay and any raises they may have been entitled to. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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