Employees in healthcare sector positions work tirelessly to save lives. Sometimes, hours worked may hit 70 or more. In some cases, workers take naps in their vehicles only to work again several hours later. For all employment crimes against healthcare workers, there’s a Riverside healthcare law firm ready to fight.
We are Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, skilled in litigating for employees in the healthcare sector.
Have you witnessed malpractice, reported it, and were fired because the doctor and hospital were penalized? Not getting paid for hours worked past 40 per week? You may be entitled to compensation.
We Battle Kaiser Permanente
Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers has handled numerous complaints, even winning multiple million-plus dollar suits against the largest privately held medical giant Kaiser Permanente. Notorious for failing to comply with EEOC and similar laws, KP often abuses power by firing employees erroneously.
Because Kaiser is large, local, and known for mistreating employees, they’re easily our larger healthcare litigation focus. Employees bring claims of hours being cut, hostility from upper management, terminations that lack merit, even whistleblowing retaliation. If an egregious act can happen to employees, it usually does at KP.
But we go after any healthcare facility, private practice, or home healthcare provider who violates the California Fair Housing and Employment Act, EEOC, and other federally-mandated employment codes. Healthcare law gets complex, so we never suggest attacking major firms without an attorney present to assist.
Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers prides itself on professionalism in healthcare legal representation.
How Our Firm Helps Healthcare Workers
Because so many variables apply to employee claims, we thoroughly investigate all grievances before planning any litigation strategy. If we’re retained, we’ll fight diligently to recover compensation, even restore your position, when problems arise regarding:
- Employees being fired for reporting HIPAA violations to government agencies.
- Employers terminating healthcare workers for failing to work off the clock.
- Nurses who were fired because they refused to follow an order that may harm a patient.
- Doctors who were forced to leave because they’re not married, or are single.
- RN’s who had their licenses were threatened if they didn’t perform sexual acts.
- Workers were segregated because they were of foreign descent.
- Any Riverside healthcare law violation that was reported, which then led to demotion or pay cuts.
We defend the best interests of healthcare workers who devote their lives to healing the sick. If you are legally working in healthcare and experience any retaliatory action stemming from your attempt to perform your position in accordance with the law, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for any aggrievances you experience.
There are also several codes that the state of California has put in place to protect workers. We are vastly familiar with them and use them to defend healthcare workers daily. The three main codes we look at are:
- California Business & Professions Code Section 2056: This code protects doctors and surgeons who face retaliation
- California Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5: This code protects other healthcare workers from retaliation
- California Business & Professions Code 510: Protects license healthcare workers from retaliation.
Retaliation is one of the biggest issues in the workplace and it is important that you stand up to anyone who tries to retaliate against you. As a healthcare professional your job is to provide the utmost care to the patient and when you expose someone who is not you should not be the one to face consequences.
Other Workplace Issues
Aside from the issues we mentioned above, healthcare workers may also experience employment law issues that are not specific to their field. One of those is discrimination in the workplace. There are many ways that you can be discriminated against in the workplace and they can include:
There are several others but these are the most common ones we see. Regardless of these protected areas, there may be other signs of discrimination. Discuss what has been happening in your workplace with Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers today
There is also wage fraud, whistleblower protections, and sexual harassment to consider in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable regardless of whether it was physical or verbal. If you see something wrong in the workplace you should speak up. However, when you speak up some people may not be too happy and will try to bring you down with them, the good news is there is whistleblower protection in place when you report the following:
- Healthcare fraud
- Illegal dumping
- Tax fraud
- Poor working conditions
- US Securities and stocks
You are not the one committing these illegal acts and therefore you should not be the one who loses their job as a result. Wage fraud is rampant in the workplace and it is your right to be fairly compensated for the work you perform. You should be taken advantage of or reprimanded for refusing to work overtime without pay or requiring that your pay meet minimum wage.
Securing Compensation for Malpractice
If you have been the victim of healthcare or employment law violations, Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers is here to help. We will work tirelessly to obtain compensation on your behalf as well as recover other damages. Some compensation you may be entitled to includes:
- Court costs
- Legal fees
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Back pay
- Front pay
- Reinstatement to your previous position
- Punitive damages
Compensation will be determined by the facts and outcome of your case. You will need to provide as many details as you can to your Riverside healthcare law attorney to determine which forms of compensation you may be entitled to.
Simple or Complex, We Handle Healthcare Cases
Regardless of what you’ve been through while working for Kaiser Permanente or similar, Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers will defend you. Lost wages can be recovered, the position may be restored at your same pay rate, and other relief may be granted in court, too.
You work hard for your community but lose your healthcare job because of employer negligence, retaliation, or general mistreatment. Let the Riverside healthcare law firm be known for winning healthcare cases, Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers works hard for you.