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Disrespected by the New Boss
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

After an employee gets a new supervisor, he is consistently undermined by her to the point where he needed HR to intervene and they don’t. Later he gets sick, his supervisor reassigns most of his work to two less experienced colleagues and eventually fires him leading to him filing a claim with the state.

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Declining Performance
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Throughout her employment, a Black patient service coordinator’s multiple supervisors and colleagues had criticized her poor attendance and negative interactions with colleagues and patients. A year before her termination, the complainant received 2.9 out of 5 on her performance review, deemed by her employer as an unacceptable level. 

 

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Was Age an Issue?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A 64-year-old female registered nurse alleged that her 29-year-old manager purposely hired a young woman for an open position and commented about that new hire’s youthful appearance.

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Excessive Tardiness
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A 72-year-old Black, Haitian male, who worked as an interpreter, was terminated after a lengthy history of performance issues. Over 12 years, the hospital had documented 16 instances of excessive tardiness, unscheduled absences, and other attendance-related infractions, as well as performance issues that violated protocol.

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Missteps Before and After Patient Fall
By Annette Roberts, CRICO

A patient’s family filed a claim alleging a lack of proper fall precautions, failure of the nurse to report the patient’s fall to his physician or the oncoming nurse, and failure to monitor the patient post fall. Learn how to mitigate these scenarios in the future.

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Mishandling a Disability
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A researcher’s request for an accommodation leads to a HIPAA violation and later termination.

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Abuse of Power
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A new employee deals with harassment from a supervisor who has control of their assignments.

 

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A Boss with a Discrimination Reputation
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A patient care assistant’s request for an accommodation shift change was ignored.

 

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Inappropriate Behavior Insincere Apology
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

A nurse’s return to work is disrupted by unwanted attention from a physician colleague.

 

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Misogyny in the Workplace
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

In this EPL case example, an established employee’s new boss asks her to take on added responsibility without increased compensation.

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